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The state of Massachusetts, also known as "The Bay State," is located in the northeast region of the United States. The Massachusetts Constitution was ratified in 1780 while the Revolutionary War was in progress and eight years before the current United States Constitution was ratified. The state constitution is one of the oldest written constitutions that has remained in continuous effect.

Massachusetts has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 160 members of the House of Representatives and 40 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Massachusetts

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Voting in Massachusetts

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External resources for the State of Massachusetts

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National politics in Massachusetts

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Ed Markey
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Massachusetts 2013January 3, 2021November 2020Link
Elizabeth Warren
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Massachusetts 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Keating
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jim McGovern
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1989January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Joseph Kennedy III
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Katherine Clark
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael Capuano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Niki Tsongas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Richard Neal
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1989January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Seth Moulton
Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Stephen Lynch
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Judgepedia presents the State of Massachusetts

The structure of the Massachusetts judicial system is laid out in Massachusetts Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Superior Courts, the Massachusetts District Courts, the Massachusetts Housing Court, the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts, the Massachusetts Land Courts, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts and the Boston Municipal Courts.

The federal court system is made up of the District Court of Massachusetts and the District of Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.



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The Bay State
Capital:   Boston
Motto:   Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
Translation:   By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Population:   6.55 million
Area of state:   10,550 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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