Sean P. Murphy

A reporter at the Globe since 1987, Sean P. Murphy covers casinos, gambling and horse racing. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he is a graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk Law School. Murphy also teaches journalism at Suffolk University.

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SJC ruling helps vets avoid OUI trials

By , Globe Staff

Veterans may avoid conviction for driving under the influence in recognition of the toll of combat.

In drunken-driving cases, Melanie’s Law is rarely used

By , Globe Staff

Drunk drivers are rarely convicted of the most serious charge in fatal crashes, the Globe found.

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A history of the casino wager

By , Globe Staff

Why are Indian tribes allowed to run casinos and how did they get involved with the gambling business?

US appeals court rules for proposed casino on Martha’s Vineyard

By , Globe Staff

A federal appeals court overturned a 2015 decision, giving new life to the Aquinnah Wampanoag’s plan to open a casino on Martha’s Vineyard.