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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 28E: Order of default; adjudication

Section 28E. If no person appears and answers within the time allowed, the court may at once upon motion of the petitioner, or of its own motion, no reason to the contrary appearing, order a general default and if the court finds that the book is obscene, may make an adjudication against the book that the same is obscene.