|April 29, 1942|
|Former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice|
|Massachusetts Superior Courts Judge|
Judith A. Cowin is a former justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She was appointed in 1991 by Governor A. Paul Cellucci. Because justices receive lifetime appointments in Massachusetts, Cowin's term would have ended in 2012, when she reached the mandatory retirement age.
Cowin began her legal career in 1971 as assistant legal counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. The following year, she became legal counsel for the Office of the Chief Justice of the District Court Department. From 1979 to 1991, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County and in 1980, she was a clinical field supervisor at Harvard Law School. She was appointed to the Superior Court in 1991 and to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1999.
- Biography of Judith Cowin
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- Boston.com, "SJC OK's secret use of GPS devices," September 18, 2009
- The Free Library, "Cardinal Law Questions High Court Appointees in Massachusetts"
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