The Straits Times quoting David Rossman, School of Law “A judge on Thursday (Aug 3) sentenced a 20-year-old Massachusetts woman to two and a half years, with 15 months to be served behind bars, for encouraging her teenage boyfriend to make good on plans to kill himself…” Expert quote: “It’s possible,” he told AFP. “But […]
Boston Globe quoting David Rossman, School of Law “Tax rates and questions of local control have dominated the conversation surrounding the Legislature’s rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana law…” Expert quote: “…relatively unusual in a statute.” View full article.
The Conversation by David Rossman, School of Law “In Massachusetts, a 17-year-old girl named Michelle Carter repeatedly urged her boyfriend, who had a history of mental illness, to kill himself…” View full article.
In Texting Suicide Case, Judge Says Michelle Carter Had A ‘Self-Created Duty’ To Try To Stop Her Friend From Killing Himself
WBUR interviewing David Rossman, School of Law “A judge in Taunton Friday convicted 20-year-old Michelle Carter of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her friend Conrad Roy…” Expert quote: “The jury found that the prisoner who hung himself would not have done so at that time had it not been for the messages that were sent by the […]
Huffington Post David Rossman, School of Law Who is responsible when a domestic violence victim ends her life?… Expert quote: “It leaves a lot of power in the hands of the prosecutor to bring a criminal prosecution when there is an awful lot of speculation.” View full article
Patriot Ledger David Rossman, School of Law In 1993, a television crew from CBS’s “60 Minutes” was dispatched to Quincy to document something unusual happening in the city’s courthouse… Expert quote: “Going way back, the typical response would be to take the guy — it was always the guy — walk him around the block […]
Eagle-Tribune David Rossman, School of Law Pamela Smart’s mother has filed a complaint with the New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee, objecting to the language used in a judge’s decision to release the murder weapon from the highly publicized 1990 Derry murder case… Expert quote: “While it is not usual for a judge to go into […]
Is encouraging someone to kill themselves a crime? Massachusetts’ highest court will decide in texting case
Boston.com David Rossman, School of Law After the state’s highest court hears the stomach-churning details of how Michelle Carter told her boyfriend to kill himself in the last days of his life, they’ll be faced with a decision that goes beyond whether the legal case against the teenage girl should go forward… Expert quote: “That could be construed […]
MetroWest Daily News David Rossman, School of Law Hundreds of drunk driving cases in Massachusetts are temporarily on hold as a judge prepares to rule on whether evidence produced by alcohol breath-testing devices used across the state is scientifically sound… Expert quote: “The judge is going to determine whether the possibility of an error is […]
Boston Globe (subscription required) David Rossman, School of Public Health Middlesex County prosecutors had information that could have helped Aisling Brady McCarthy, the nanny accused of killing the 1-year-old she was caring for… Expert quote: “Their job is not just to win. Their job is to do justice, and that means even if they are […]