The highest court in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court, holds oral arguments in appellate cases during the first week of each month from September to May. Northeastern University Law Professor and WGBH Legal Analyst Daniel Medwed discussed the key cases on the docket this week on WGBH's Morning Edition.

This month's major oral arguments include those concerning disgraced former Amherst crime lab chemist Sonja Farak; a lawsuit by the ACLU asking the state to pay for motel rooms for impoverished families with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness; and a dispute between the state and the electrical energy sector over regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.