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Pointed criticism of panel chairman O’Flaherty finally did the trick

TODAY, SURVIVORS of sex abuse and their advocates send a great vote of thanks to Kevin Cullen ( “Let’s give justice time,’’ Metro, March 20) and The Boston Globe for their efforts to bring a House vote on the statute of limitations bill on child sex abuse.

For several years, the House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, has stonewalled the effort, knowing full well that a great number of his fellow representatives were in favor of his reporting the bill for a vote.

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He now criticizes Cullen for putting the spotlight on him when, in fact, his high-handed tactics keeping the bill in committee are the culprit (“O’Flaherty says he will quit a key role: Lawmaker cites criticism in a recent Globe column,’’ Metro, March 22).

Ben Murphy


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