Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Notable & Quotable


Election results and the legal community

Healy for Notable

"The governor clearly in making such lifetime appointments never wants to be embarrassed. It's one of the areas of government that you can't cure once someone is on the bench."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly podcast, November 5

Healy spoke with Lawyers Weekly for a podcast about the election results and what they mean for the legal community, especially in terms of future judicial appointments. Last month in his most recent "Healy on the Hill" column, Healy described the legacy of Governor Deval L. Patrick who has made several judicial nominations during his tenure.


Ebola quarantine


"A lot of people don't understand that the government can come in and take away your liberties if it's a matter of public safety."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, FOX25, October 31

Elikann provided legal analysis on the case of Maine nurse Kaci Hickox who treated Ebola patients in Africa. A judge recently ruled that Hickox, who does not have any symptoms, can travel without restrictions but must undergo daily health monitoring.


Of note:

  • Thomas Carey, Jr., chair and founder of the MBA's Appellate Bench Bar Committee, was featured in a Boston Globe piece on the Supreme Judicial Court's use of Courier typeface in its opinions. (Nov. 2)
  • MBA members Robert A. Danbrov and Michael S. Gove were featured in the monthly legal Q&A column in the Springfield Republican/ ("Ask the Experts: Big differences between criminal, civil law - Nov. 2).