Boston Quinn Bill Case at the SJC

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

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to
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