Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014

Notable & Quotable


Saylor's recusal

Healy for Notable

"The alleged misconduct should have been dealt with administratively by the Supreme Judicial Court using its well-established, constitutionally recognized general superintendence powers."

MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, Boston Herald, March 7

Healy spoke to the Boston Herald following U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV's announcement that he was recusing himself from the criminal trial of former Probation Department Chief John J. O'Brien. O'Brien's attorneys had twice requested Saylor remove himself from the case due to personal and professional relationships with key witnesses.


'Upskirting' rule

Notable Elikann

"Everybody's getting whiplash ... these bills have been around for years now -- people trying to update the technology -- and I guess this is the thing that finally spurred it on."

MBA Past Criminal Justice Section Chair Peter Elikann, FOX25, March 7

Elikann spoke to FOX25 News about the March 5 Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruling, where justices concluded that taking "upskirt" photos -- secretly photographing under a woman's skirt -- is not illegal. The Massachusetts Legislature quickly sprung into action and pushed through a bill, which Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law two days after the SJC ruling, making photographing or recording video under a person's clothing a misdemeanor.


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