"This court has construed strictly the scope of G.L. c. 4, § 7, Twenty-sixth, to preclude the public disclosure of documents held by entities other than those specifically delineated in the statute. ... Neither the Legislature nor the Judiciary are expressly included."The petitioner, Michael L. Kettenbach, had requested all BBO and bar counsel documents relating to a former state judge, who resigned from the bench and assumed inactive bar status after having been found to have violated canons of judicial ethics.
Today's decision is Kettenbach v. Board of Bar Overseers, SJC-09760.