Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Notable & Quotable

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Bail statute

Healy

"I agree there is a certain level of frustration out there, but in terms of such a widespread change to the bail statute throughout the commonwealth, I don't see a lot of that advocacy."

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

Healy was quoted in a story about a bill (HD.4161) that would allow prosecutors to appeal a bail ruling. Under current law, a defendant can appeal to a Superior Court judge when bail is set by a District Court judge. Prosecuting attorneys cannot appeal bail. "I don't see a groundswell yet of support for change to the bail statute," added Healy.

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Of note:

  • MBA members Kyle R. Guelcher and Robert Dambrov were featured in the monthly legal Q&A column in the The Republican/MassLive.com. ("Ask the Experts: After losing job, health insurance could continue temporarily" - October 28).