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Thomas F. Harrison

Thomas F. Harrison

Tom Harrison is a legal and political reporter based in Boston. His regular beats include the Massachusetts state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to joining Courthouse News, Tom was editor and publisher of the second-bestselling legal periodical in the U.S. He is the author of The Complete Family Guide to Addiction and The Complete Family Guide to Dementia, published by Guilford Press. A graduate of Amherst College, he enjoys art and nineteenth-century novels and holds an advanced certification in French wine.

Latest Articles by Thomas F. Harrison

‘Shrooms go upscale amid psychedelics craze

Millions of affluent Americans are using hallucinogens to self-medicate for psychological problems, producing America’s newest illegal drug boom.

First Circuit weighs school policy affirming students' gender identity against parents' right to know

Teachers should help kids swap genders and their parents have no right to know about it, a school tells the First Circuit in a case that’s a hot-button lightning rod.

Highway robbery? Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls may survive First Circuit speed bump

It’s not clear if the state’s attempt to capture revenue from out-of-state businesses using its interstate will run up against a constitutional roadblock.