Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Notable & Quotable


Violation of restraining order procedures


"Clearly, there was some sort of neglect in this case. It resulted in the loss of a life."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, November 7

Healy was quoted in a Globe story on a domestic violence case that occurred in Hyde Park last year. Two Boston police officers are facing possible disciplinary action for violation of restraining order procedures.


Chism trial


"The only hand to really play would be some kind of mental health defense, either having to do with his actual mental health or try to use the issue of his age."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann,, November 10

Elikann was interviewed about the possible use of an insanity defense in the upcoming trial of Philip Chism, 16, who is charged with murdering Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School.


Of note:

  • In addition to the clip mentioned above, MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a Nov. 12 Telegram & Gazette piece on a recent ruling that two Worcester ordinances on panhandling violated free speech rights.
  • Healy was also quoted by the State House News in a Nov. 5 article on legislative intent concerning the interpretation of a cap on MBTA fare hikes adopted by the Legislature in 2013.