Judges in some Massachusetts courts, particularly in Worcester County, acquit nearly all of the drunken driving defendants who waive their right to a jury trial, according to a year-long study of the court system that recommends curbing “what is popularly referred to as `judge shopping.’’’ The study by a special counsel appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court in the wake of a Globe Spotlight series also recommended better training for judges on how to handle scientific evidence in all criminal cases.
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