Discussing Slots in Private: Good Government or Violation of Law? Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Publishes Article by Robert A. Bertsche

In the Press · March 7, 2013

When members of the Danvers (Mass.) Board of Selectmen met privately with a casino developer eyeing a local mall for a slots parlor, did they violate the state’s Open Meeting Law? Or did board members simply wish to share the concerns of their residents in meetings outside the public eye? And did it matter that the Selectmen didn’t meet with the developers as an entire board, but rather in smaller groups that did not qualify as a “quorum?” Rob’s article explores the board’s reasoning, as well as the letter and the spirit of the Open Meeting Law. Click here to read the entire article.