The Boston Quinn bill case will be argued later today at the Supreme Judicial Court. For anyone interested in watching the argument I have attached a link here where Suffolk law broadcasts all the arguments for the court.
The case will be argued by Bryan Decker of Sandulli Grace, and in-house counsel from the Massachusetts Coalition of Police has also filed an Amicus brief on the case.
The issue of the case revolves around whether “the City of Boston violated M.G.L. c. 41, 6 lOBL (“the Quinn Bill”) when, in January 2010, it reduced educational stipend payments to plaintiff
Boston Police Officers.” The crux of the argument is that the Quinn bill is not covered under M.G.L. c. 150E, which covers collective bargaining.
There are going to be widespread affects from the decision in the case felt far beyond the city of Boston. Many communities are waiting for the answer before taking any action themselves.
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon