Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015

Notable & Quotable

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Statewide grand jury

Healy for Notable

"Questions remain in terms of its effectiveness and the need for it. I know there is a certain conditioned response on law enforcement officials that any additional tools they can get in their arsenal is a welcome tool, but is it needed, and is it serving a purpose?"

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, The Republican/MassLive.com, March 13, 2015

Healy was quoted in the Springfield Republican in a story about the possible reinstatement of a statewide grand jury system in Massachusetts. Grand juries in the state have operated at a county-only level since 2014. "When you're talking about law enforcement, any expansion on existing tools... ought to be looked at in a very bright light, and certainly any type of extension shouldn't be rushed through and attached to a spending bill," added Healy.

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Of note:

  • The Massachusetts Bar Association was mentioned in a Boston Globe piece on an investigation being conducted by Attorney General Maura Healey concerning lawyer searches at prisons. ("Mass. AG said to be investigating lawyer searches at prisons" - Boston Globe, March 14).
  • The MBA's high school mock trial competition was mentioned in a Taunton Daily Gazette story about the success of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School mock trial team ("Dighton-Rehoboth takes on Newton North in Mock Trial tourney" - March 17).