Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Notable & Quotable

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Bench-Bar Symposium

Harnais

"You have to think outside the box. Just putting people in jail isn't working."

MBA President Robert W. Harnais, Boston Globe, October 21

Harnais was quoted in Globe coverage of the MBA's Annual Bench-Bar Symposium, which featured the State of the Judiciary Address by Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants. The event was also covered by WBUR, The Republican/MassLive.com (Springfield), State House News Service and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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DraftKings

Healy

"It's only a matter of time before some sort of regulatory scheme is proposed or legislation is enacted."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, The Republican/MassLive.com, October 20

Healy was quoted in a piece about fantasy sports site DraftKings and its hiring of former Attorney General Martha Coakley as an adviser. Fantasy sports sites, such as DraftKings, have recently come under scrutiny in regards to whether or not the industry should be regulated by the state.

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Retroactive sentence reduction

Elikann

"It seems like the judge very sadly and reluctantly did what he was forced to do--essentially create a legal fiction that the defendant here was sentenced as a career offender even though he wasn't."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, October 15

Elikann spoke to Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly about a defendant classified as a career offender who was ruled ineligible for a retroactive reduction of his sentence by a federal judge on Sept. 24.

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Of note:

  • In addition to the clip mentioned above, MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an Oct. 15 article on the likelihood of Cambridge District Court returning to Cambridge from Medford, where it has been located for the past seven years.
  • In addition to the clip mentioned above, MBA President Robert W. Harnais was a guest on the WWLP 22News program "Mass Appeal" on Oct. 21 to promote the semi-annual Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer event.
  • In addition to the clip mentioned above, MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann appeared on FOX25 this week to provide legal analysis on the latest developments in the "Baby Bella" case.