The text used by the Greek Orthodox Church is supported by late minuscule manuscripts.
[157-158] In a suit in equity for a declaratory judgment by private parties against the Secretary of Administration and Finance in which the defendant was represented by the Attorney General pursuant to G. [159-163] CIVIL ACTION commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on November 4, 1974. In the related action against the Secretary, the Trustees argued that the prior decree estopped the Secretary from claiming that the purchase and sale agreement was invalid. Article 17 of the Articles of Amendment apparently originated in the Constitutional Convention of 1853 and was an attempt to give the appointing power back to the "supreme power," the people. Chapter 490 did away with the practice of having fragmented legal assistance for the Commonwealth by coordinating all legal services in the Attorney General's office. 185 , 187 (1905), and the "unity of system and of legal . Although it has undergone minor revisions, the statute governing the powers and duties of the Attorney General has remained in substance virtually unchanged since 1896. [Note 2] In a letter sent to the Secretary, the Attorney General explained his position: "I have had the opportunity to review the material regarding The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. My study of the memorandum and pertinent citations does not change my belief that the ends of government will not be advanced by appealing the Order of . I regret our views cannot be compatible in this particular issue. [the judge] as he has clearly written it." [Note 3] We draw additional support for our decision from G. Although not itself applicable here, the statute can indicate a legislative intent not to destroy the jurisdiction of this court because of the unavailability of the Attorney General. All such suits and proceedings shall be conducted by him or under his direction.
Modern translations mainly use Eclectic editions that conform more often to the Alexandrian text-type.
The Byzantine text is also found in a few modern Greek Orthodox editions, as the Byzantine textual tradition has continued in the Eastern Orthodox Church into the present time.
231A, Section 8, also sought an order extending the time for filing a notice of appeal, pursuant to Rule 65 (a), of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure, 365 Mass. I would declare on the present facts that, if the Governor directs, the Attorney General is required by the statute to prosecute the Secretary's appeal or see to the appointment of other counsel to do so.
He then argued that the purchase and sale agreement was not valid because conditions regarding appropriations had not been fulfilled. This amendment elevated the office of Attorney General to true constitutional stature. In response to this address and to statements made by then Attorney General Hosea M. Accordingly, we allow the Governor's legal counsel to proceed on his behalf. in which the Commonwealth is a party or is interested, or in which the official acts and doings of said officers are called in question, in all the courts of the Commonwealth .