The Superior Court of Massachusetts granted the state's motion for summary judgment on all claims except the one for cruel and unusual punishment. On that claim the Court found that Smith's uncontroverted allegations stated a colorable claim under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 26 of the state's Declaration of Rights. Thus, the case was allowed to proceed on that claim. See: Smith v. Maloney, MA Superior Court, Case No. 996210 (2001 WL 755849) (unpublished).
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Smith v. Maloney
|Cite||MA Superior Court, Case No. 996210 (2001)|
|Level||State Trial Court|