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Suffolk U. and the Massachusetts AG

The Boston institution known for its large law school awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley even as she was investigating it over allegations of a conflict of interest. Two months later, she cleared the university of violations. A spokeswoman for Coakley says she didn't disclose the matter to the state ethics commission because an honorary degree is not a thing of "monetary value". [Boston Herald and followup]

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Rafael Mangual
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