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2013 News

Swartz Case Prompts Debate Over Cyber Law

By Peter Schworm and Shelley Murphy | The Boston Globe | January 25, 2013

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Aftermath of Aaron Swartz's suicide
Did US Attorney Carmen Ortiz hound Swartz?
Martin Weinberg, Swartz' attorney, weighs in during an interview with New England Cable News Broadside with Jim Braude.

Updating an E-Mail Law From the Last Century

By SOMINI SENGUPTA | The New York Times April | 24, 2013

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Court Weighs Second Retrial Over Flawed Closing Arguments

Sheri Qualters | The National Law Journal | July 11, 2013

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Bulger Guilty in Gangland Crimes, Including Murder

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | The New York Times | August 12, 2013

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PODCAST: Martin Weinberg on discovery feud in Tsarnaev

David Frank 10-23-2013

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Angry Sergeant Releases Tsarnaev Photos

By Travis Andersen and Nikita Lalwani | GLOBE STAFF AND GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 19, 2013

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Surveillance Images May Shape Hernandez Case

By Travis Andersen | GLOBE Staff | June 26, 2013

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Bribery Statute Doesn't Cover Gratuities, 1st Circ. Says

By Kurt Orzeck | Law360.com | June 27, 2013

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Lawyers: Conviction vs. OʼBrien Unlikely

By Erin Smith and Laurel J. Sweet | Boston Herald | Friday, April 26, 2013

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Former House Speaker DiMasi, Co-Defendant, Seek Supreme Court Review of Their Convictions

By Martin Finucane | The Boston Globe | Dec. 23, 2013

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DiMasi Appeal to Test Ruling on Bribery

High court has redefined fraud

By Milton J. Valencia | The Boston Globe | Feb. 3, 2013

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1st Circuit Takes DiMasi Case Under Advisement

By David E. Frank |
masslawyersweekly.com |
Tue, February 5, 2013

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Court Asked to Void DiMasi Conviction

By Milton J. Valencia | The Boston Globe | Feb. 5, 2013

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Alan Dershowitz Stepping Down at Harvard Law

By Matt Rocheleau | Boston Globe Staff | December 14, 2013

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Alan Dershowitz: ‘Never Boring’

Retiring professor reflects on his half century at the Law School, and his robust public life

By Christina Pazzanese, Harvard Staff Writer | October 4, 2013

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Dershowitz on his Retirement: 'It's Rare to Have a Profession Where You Can Have Such Continuing Influence.'

By Dick Dahl, Harvard Law School |
October 30, 2013

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Alleged Tobacco Scam Costs Taxpayers Millions

By WBZ-TV Chief Correspondent Joe Shortsleeve |
March 5, 2013 11:18 PM

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Significant Cases

  • Charges Dismissed U.S. v. Moffett

    The case is U.S. v. Moffett, case number 22-1075, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.