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Market Basket employees face an ultimatum to return to work today without fear of penalty. Market Basket employees are pictured here on July 25 in Haverhill in a show of support for Arthur T. Demoulas, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain.(AP)closemore
Market Basket employees face an ultimatum to return to work today without fear of penalty. Market Basket employees are pictured here on July 25 in Haverhill in a show of support for Arthur T. Demoulas, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain.(AP)

It's been a busy week at the federal courthouse in Boston. First, a guilty verdict for a friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on obstruction of justice charges. Then, a conviction for former probation chief John O'Brien and two of his top deputies.

Meanwhile, fallout continues in the ouster of former Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Thousands of employees of the supermarket chain rallied at the company's Tewksbury headquarters while the board of directors met in Boston to consider its next move.

Finally, there's growing resistance to Governor Patrick's proposal to temporarily house unaccompanied Central American children in Massachusetts.

WBUR's Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer explore these issues during Radio Boston's Week in Review.

Guests

Harvey Silverglate, Boston criminal defense and civil liberties litigator. He tweets @HASilverglate.

Dante Ramos, deputy editorial page editor for The Boston Globe. He tweets @danteramos.

John Carroll, mass communications professor at Boston University and blogger at campaignoutsider.com. He tweets at @johncarroll_bu.

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Boston Globe Editorial: Jury Cracks Down Hard On Beacon Hill’s Corrupt Culture

  • "The O’Brien verdict clarifies at least this much: Accepting a wad of cash while under video surveillance isn't the only form of public corruption."

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Editorial:

  • "There remains an unanswered (unasked, really) but central question in this trial, one that might cause some controversy if anyone had the sense to put it forward: Should this case be considered an act of dangerous overreach by federal prosecutors?"
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