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Roderick L. Ireland was nominated by Governor Deval Patrick to succeed Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) Roderick L. Ireland was nominated by Governor Deval Patrick to succeed Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall.
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / December 1, 2010

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He and his family received death threats. His mailbox mysteriously disappeared, prompting the State Police to install a surveillance camera in his bedroom window. When he gave a lecture at Boston University on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a car service with an armed guard was sent to pick him up. (Full article: 1029 words)

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