Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Invites Reflection and Dialogue on the Threat of Nuclear Weapons


Amidst military conflict between world powers, our minds stir uneasily with fears of nuclear warfare. While often they recede in times of peace, even then the specter of nuclear holocaust remains.  At their inception nuclear weapons seemed destined for eternal existence, and as they have proliferated in the decades since that notion has been reinforced to the point of becoming axiomatic.  Within this paradigm there arises the alarming fundamental question – accepting that we must co-exist with nuclear weapons, how do we stop the world from using them to destroy itself?


Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP believes that, despite the discomfort it may induce, we must ponder this question in earnest.  What mechanisms might nations employ to prevent the use of nuclear weapons?  Must they formulate a copious and delicate balance of economic or governance incentives and disincentives, and precisely how might they arrange such a structure?  Or is the optimal solution more straightforward?  MHTL intends to confront this issue meaningfully and generate thoughtful dialogue.  We will follow with further plans and ideas in this regard.  In the meantime we invite you to consider these issues and let us know your thoughts.


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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Presents at the 41st Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

  Attorney Katherine Hesse, a Partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented a Legal Update at the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (“ISCEBS”) 41st Annual Employee Benefits Symposium this week. The four day symposium was held in Toronto, Ontario this year, and was attended by professionals of corporations, consulting firms, health care organizations, hospitals, banks, law firms, and others. Attorney Hesse began her Legal Update with recent Supreme Court case decisions: Hughes v. Northwestern University; Marietta Read More

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Last night, the House and Senate enacted S. 3007, which extends the authorization for remote participation for all public bodies until March 31, 2023. The legislature enacted the bill with Emergency Authorization, meaning it will go into effect as soon as the Governor signs it. This measure simply extends the prior authorization, which expired at 12:01AM on July 15, 2022, and allows public bodies the ability to choose to continue the now well-established remote meeting protocols, dating back to March 2020.

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