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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 a book on the opioid crisis (published in 2019 by Guilford Press) and a forthcoming book on Alzheimer’s disease. 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

US lawyers struggled to paint American Airlines as a monopolist in first day of antitrust trial

The country’s largest carrier is breaking the law by trying to short-circuit its competition in Boston and New York, the Justice Department claimed, but it faced hurdles on the first day of trial.

Eighth Circuit revives Courthouse News bid for quick access to Missouri cases

Civil complaints routinely languish for a week or more before they’re made public and this violates the First Amendment, the news service alleges.

Biden quietly making a radical shift in opioid policy

Drug abuse can’t be stopped altogether, the government is conceding, so a new goal is simply to reduce the damage.