General Tom Reilly said he's encouraged by a case in Pennsylvania in which a federal judge said the Pentagon has no authority to close bases without the consent of the state's governor.
For a look at what this bodes for Otis and what recourse remains for Massachusetts, WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with John Hutson, former commander of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. Huston is now dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.
This program aired on August 29, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.