Maura K. McCarthy

Maura K. McCarhy was nominated as an Associate Justice of Leominster District Court
(vice The Honorable John J. Curran Jr. April 21, 2011)

The hearing will be June 6 at 1:00 pm, Lt. Governor Murray will not be voting, because of his close professional relationship with the nominee.

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In the News:

Man charged with raping deaf woman in Northborough July 25, 2011

Donations:

3/12/2007   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Abraham, Stephen G. $50.00
12/14/2007   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Self Employed
Risk Management
Murray, Timothy P. $500.00
6/11/2010   MCCARTHY, MAURA
23 MORNINGSIDE DR SHREWSBURY, MA 015451683

Murray, Timothy P. $100.00
3/11/2006   McCarthy, Maura
26 Nightingale Road Shrewsbury, MA 01545

McManus, Dennis P. $20.00
8/28/2006   McCarthy, Maura
26 Nightingale Rd Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4063

Murray, Timothy P. $125.00
10/26/2008   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Moore, Michael $125.00
9/18/2009   MCCARTHY, MAURA
23 MORNINGSIDE DR SHREWSBURY, MA 015451683

Murray, Timothy P. $100.00
8/26/2010   McCarthy, Maura K.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545

DiBaro, Gina M. $50.00
6/26/2006   McCarthy, Maura
26 Nightingale Rd Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Risk Management
Self
Healey, Kerry Murphy $500.00
12/12/2007   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Alicea, Geraldo $50.00
3/7/2006   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Dr. Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Murray, Timothy P. $50.00
9/18/2006   McCarthy, Maura
26 Nightingale Rd Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4063
  Murray, Timothy P. $250.00
5/30/2008   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Assitant District Attorney
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Murray, Timothy P. $40.00
3/14/2008   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Assitant District Attorney
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Murray, Timothy P. $250.00
9/22/2009   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Assistant D.A.
Worcester District Attorney's Office
Moore, Michael $100.00
4/6/2007   McCarthy, Maura
23 Morningside Dr Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Murray, Timothy P. $50.00
The Nominee's Spouse

4/7/2004   Naber, Donald F.
26 Nightingale Dr. Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Polito, Karyn E. $100.00
4/11/2005   Naber, Donald
26 Nightingale Rd Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Polito, Karyn E. $100.00
4/11/2007   Naber, Donald F.
23 Mroningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Polito, Karyn E. $100.00
12/18/2003   Naber, Donald E.
26 Nightingale Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Insurance Broker
Aon Risk Services
Romney, Mitt $500.00
9/9/2004   Naber, Donald E.
26 Nightingale Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Insurance Broker
Aon Risk Services
Healey, Kerry Murphy $500.00
5/11/2005   Naber, Donald
99 High Street Boston, MA
Manager
Aon Risk Management Co., Boston
Conte, John $500.00
5/25/2006   Naber, Donald
26 Nightingale Rd Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4063
  Murray, Timothy P. $500.00
11/4/2008   Naber, Donald F.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Early, JR., Joseph D. $100.00
4/7/2009   Naber, Donald F.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Risk Manager
Gilbane Co.
Early, JR., Joseph D. $250.00
11/4/2009   Naber, Donald F.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Risk Manager
Gilbane Co.
Early, JR., Joseph D. $250.00
12/15/2009   NABER, DONALD
23 MORNINGSIDE DR SHREWSBURY, MA 015451683
CORPORATE RISK MANAGER
GILBORE BUILDING COMPANY
Murray, Timothy P. $200.00
3/31/2010   NABER, DONALD
23 MORNINGSIDE DR SHREWSBURY, MA 015451683
CORPORATE RISK MANAGER
GILBORE BUILDING COMPANY
Murray, Timothy P. $500.00
10/18/2010   Naber, Donald F.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Risk Manager
Gilbane Co.
Early, JR., Joseph D. $250.00
3/29/2011   Naber, Donald F.
23 Morningside Drive Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Risk Manager
Gilbane Co.
Early, Jr., Joseph D. $250.0



Hearing:
Councilors Present were:

Charles Oliver Cipollini - District 1
Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3
Terrence Kennedy - District 6
Jen Caissie - District 7

Councilor Caissie presided

A truth telling oath was administered to the nominee and witnesses, Councilor Cipollini objected to this procedure.


Attorney McCarthy graduated from Holy Cross.

She is on call 24-7.

Attorney McCarthy said she looked forward to working at the district court because of the diversity of the cases

She has proscecuted 100’s of cases, the vast majority of cases involve children.

She has supervised interviews of children

She has interviewed over 400 children. With a forensic interviewer.

None of her cases have been reviewed for misconduct or inappropriate interviewing techniques, she stated she was very proud of her offices record

As has been noted she has given money to Lt. Governor Murray.  Lt Governor Murray filed a 23B disclosure form. 

When the form was provided to the Governor's Council during the hearing it was noted that the form stated that Lt. Governor Murray might vote on the nomination, which contradicted what Governor Patrick stated the week before.

She also donated to Kerry Healy and Governor Romeny.

She stated that she donated to Kerry Healy because of the candidates dedication to fighting child abuse.

She stated that she has not donated while she has been part of the District Attorney's office because the District Attorney does not allow it.

She has worked for the DA's office for 17 years.

Attorney McCarthy had originally applied for a position on the Juvenile Court, but asked to be considered for the District Court when a position became available.

She initially applied on September 22, 2010.

She noted that most of her the work she has done has been in the District Court.

When asked if she would overturn a verdict by a jury, she stated she could only do that in the case of an error of law.

She acknowledged that as a judge she would not have the power to overturn a not guilty verdict. 

During the hearing Marylin O'Connell of the Judicial Nominated Commission was asked how many people had applied for this position.

Attorney O'Connell, did not recall.

Comments were made regarding the JNC, that it should include non-lawyers

Attorney McCarthy was asked why an ex-prosecutor should be expected to be impartial when on the bench, it was noted that all nominees claim they will be fair.

She said she would rely on her professional history, as a reason to expect her to be trusted.

She believes that she has been a fair prosecutor.

She was tangentially associated in the Fells Acres case as a claims adjuster

She was also asked about the role a judge plays in the post conviction process if a defendant is an illegal alien.

Attorney McCarthy stated that such issues are addressed by the probation department.  


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