Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Notable & Quotable

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Diversity of judicial appointments

Healy for Notable

"Society cannot change the bench on its own. It has to do it through its elected representatives."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, August 10

Healy was quoted in a Globe editorial about the diversity of Governor Deval L. Patrick's judicial appointments during his term in office. With Patrick's recent appointment of the Hon. Geraldine S. Hines, the first black female justice, the Supreme Judicial Court now has a majority of female members for the first time.

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Criminal charge for Facebook posting

Notable Harnais

"I don't see how that would be threatening or menacing behavior as was described in the Chou case. I don't think (the Creeden case) rises to the level of a criminal case."

MBA Treasurer Robert W. Harnais, The Herald News (Fall River), August 11

Harnais spoke to the Herald News for a story on the case of a Fall River man who will be arraigned on a criminal charge after allegedly posting a photo of the city's corporation counsel on Facebook with a sexually explicit caption. According to Harnais, there is a difference between posting written comments in a public forum, such as a high school building, and Facebook, where users create accounts and search for content.

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Of Note:

  • MBA Past Criminal Justice Section Chair Peter Elikann was featured as a live guest on FOX 25 to provide insight on the Aaron Hernandez case (Aug. 11) and discuss the latest developments in the Abby Hernandez kidnapping case (Aug. 13).