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Brackett v. Civil Service Commission

Docket #SJC-09521
Date April 3, 2006
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Sosman, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Police officers. Civil service, Decision of Civil Service Commission, Judicial review, Police, Promotion, Eligibility list. Practice, Civil, Review respecting civil service. Constitutional law, Equal protection of laws. Administrative law, Judicial review, Agency's authority, Regulations, Agency's interpretation of regulation.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Margot Botsford
Counsel for Appellant
Brackett:   Frank J. McGee
Counsel for Appellee
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority:  Robert P. Morris
Human Resources Division of the Commonwealth  Robert L. Quinan, Jr.
Amici CuriaeMassachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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