§ 1 Treason defined
§ 2 Penalty for treason
§ 3 Misprision of treason; penalty
§ 4 Treason; manner of conviction
§ 5 Flag; penalty for misuse
§ 6 Flag; use in print in certain cases
§ 7 Foreign flags; misuse; penalty
§ 8 Foreign flag; display; penalty; exception
§ 9 National anthem; manner of playing
§ 10A Uniforms; penalty for unlawful use
§ 11 Promotion of anarchy; prohibition
§ 14A Educational activities; participation; exchange teachers; necessity of oath
§ 16 Subversive organization defined
§ 16A Communist Party
§ 17 Subversive organizations; prohibition
§ 18 Subversive organizations; actions to enjoin; duty of attorney general
§ 19 Subversive organization; knowingly becoming or remaining member; penalty
§ 20 Public office; ineligibility of certain persons; removal of disability
§ 21 Subversive organizations; destruction or concealment of books; penalty
§ 22 Subversive organization; knowingly permitting to use building; penalty
§ 23 Subversive organizations; contribution; penalty

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 264

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.