Mass. courthouses to be closed Sept. 18 to honor SJC Chief Justice Gants

Mass. courthouses to be closed Sept. 18 to honor SJC Chief Justice Gants
The Suffolk County Courthouse Monday, July 17, 2017, in Boston. (Bill Sikes/AP)

BOSTON — Courthouses across Massachusetts will be closed on Friday, September 18 to honor the memory of Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, who passed away on Monday 10 days after suffering a heart attack that required surgery.

The announcement of the closures comes in a statement from the Associate Justices of the SJC.

“On [Sept. 18] courthouses across the Commonwealth will be closed to enable the judiciary and those impacted by this tragedy to reflect on this incalculable loss to the people of the Commonwealth and to remember Chief Justice Gants' commitment to fairness, equality under the law, and justice for all,” the statement reads in part.

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