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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 11,2011 1 David J. Saliba | Attorney at Law J LEGAL Interest Operating a Motor Vehicle in Massachusetts with a License from a Foreign Country SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS 459 Mass. 756; 948 N.E.2d 394 March 7, 2011, Argued * May, 20, 2011, Decided On January 20, 2006, the defendant, Kristian A. Chown, was stopped for speed- ing and then arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license in violation of G. L. c. 90, 10. As Sergeant Tynan approached the truck he noticed that it had a registration plate from New Brunswick, Canada. He also ob- served that the rear window of the truck had been smashed, with. weather stripping hang- ing out. As he approached the driver's side of the truck, he recognized the driver. Ser- geant Tyrian had been a patron at the res- taurant a few times. The defendant presented Sergeant Tynan with a New Brunswick license, listing a New Brunswick address and containing an expiration date of July 8, 2007, but could not locate and produce the truck's registration. The Court Said: the judge noted that the defendant had produced a valid Canadian license and that, under G. L. c. 90, I0 a nonresident may operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts "In accordance with sec- tion three {of G, L. c. 90] and ff dully licensed under the laws of the state or country where such vehicle is registered and has such license on his person or in the vehicle in some easily accessible place." While 3 of G. L. c. 90 limits the operation of a motor vehicle owned by a nonresident and regis- tered in a different country to " no more than thirty days in the aggregate in any one year. Because the commonwealth does not contest the validity of the defendant's reg- istration and insurance, and the nature or extent of reciprocal privileges granted by New Brunswick, Canada, to motorists of Massachusetts, the defendant's operation of his truck in Massachusetts beyond the temporal limits set forth was not shown to be unlawful. General Laws c. 90, 10, first par., pro- vides that a "motor vehicle of a nonresident may be operated on the ways of the com- monwealth ... by its owner ... if the nonresi- dent operator is dully licensed under the laws of the state or country where such vehicle is registered and has such license on his person or in the vehicle in some easily accessible place." This case says that a foreign visitor with a valid foreign license may drive in Massachusetts for at least 30 days, News Briefs (Continued from Page I) tive talk radio yakkers keep trying to dismiss it all by saying just what is sexual harassment, making Cain sound like a victim rather than the alleged harasser. The definition of harass- ment: repeated unwanted gestures or speech. Many conservatives think that the feminazis like throwing the term around just to get people. However, if you have been a victim of sexual harassment, you know what it is and if you have wit- nessed it, you know what you saw. Belittling the term doesn't make it disappear or become nothing but mean- ingless rhetoric. Cain is in troubl'e with this story out there in the news. Pretending it is nothing won't work in his favor. Just as joking-about his favorite ice cream that is no longer in production because it was, indeed, a flavor of the month seems foolish to say. U.S. Rep. Paul Brown is onto Something Here U.S. Rep. Paul Brown, R-Georgia was a guest on the Jeff Katz Show O.li a recent morning on Talk 1200 Bos- ton and talking about the Obama Administration's push for national health in- suranceJ He reminded lis- teners what President Obama was saying back when he was selling his health reform plan, aka Obamacare. Remember? "If you like you present health insurance, you can keep it." That was a crock. The drive is on to make everyone pre- pare for socialized, medi- cine. That's what Obama, Reid and Pelosi all seem to want for all of us. They seem opposed to private health in- surance. Brown isn't just a congressman, he is a medi- cal doctor who thinks Ameri- cans want affordable health care and Obamacare is just driving up the costs of health care rather than making things easier for all of us when we go see our own doc- tors. Wouldn't it be nice if we just had one congressman who sounded like Brown? Cain Isn't Able or Prime Time Yet The more I see of Herman Cain, the more I think he should stick to pizza rather than politics. No way, he'll get the nomination. He comes across more George Jefferson than Thomas Jefferson. If only Rick Perry would wake up from his self- induced coma, he actually might have a chance. Mean- while, it appears that Mitt Romney is waiting to be crowned king of the GOP. Mitt wins the nomination; we get four more useless years of Barack Obama and the worsening of the economy and a permanent class of jobless Americans. Perhaps, there is still out there the real Republican who can take Obama down but time is running out fast with the bevy of losers seek- ing the GOP nod. New Jersey'sChris Christie might have been that guy. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL certainly isn't when he talks of his parents fleeing Cuba from Castro when they fled in 1956 before Fidel took over Cuba. It is only three years but there's a world of difference in Cuban history between 1956 and 1959, isn't there? At this point, even Sarah Palin would be a better can- didate for president than the crew in the running. If Florida's ex-governor Jeb Bush wasn't a Bush, even he might be a great candidate. There's an old maxim that says you can't beat somebody with nobody and this years the Republicans are fielding a large crop of nothings. Back In Boston Occupy Boston looks like they're settling in for the long cold winter with Mayor Menino running from his responsibility by allowing these protesters to destroy a section of the greenway, dis- rupt traffic at whim and make a mockery of city gov- ernment. The longer this group is allowed to stay there the more empowered they become. Meanwhile, the costs keep adding up for the 99 percent who are forced through their taxes to pay the tab for this protest. So far, many whacko ex- tremist groups have signed on to Occupy Boston like the American Nazi Party, Com- munist Party USA and David Duke from the Klan. What part of the 99 percent are they part of?. Eventually Occupy Boston must fold up its tents. Will that be a good or bad day for Mayor Menino? Reid Clueless About Jobs Crisis Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid following the Obama party line thinks the private sector is "doing just fine" and it is govemment in need of help. When he was re- sponding to a question on the Senate floor about a Demo- crat plan to raise taxes to pay another 835 billion bail- out to states stated, "It's very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public sector jobs where we've lost huge num- bers, and that's what this legislation is all about." 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