Globe Quotes Professor Ubertaccio
February 22, 2011
In a February 22, 2011 Boston Globe article about the Governor's Council, Stonehill Political Scientist Peter Ubertaccio was quoted as saying "It's antiquated. It's dangerously low-profile in the sense that I think many people don't appreciate their responsibility.''
The Governor's Council provides advice and consent on judicial nominations, pardons and commutations, but it often flies under the public radar, even though each member represents more constituents than a US congressman.
Ubertaccio told the Globe he believes members often overstep their authority, and cited the example of a recent call by Councillor Mary-Ellen Manning to abolish the Parole Board. "I find that to be so utterly lacking in seriousness,'' he said.
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