Liz Miranda defeated a field that included fellow state Rep. Nika Elugardo and former 2nd Suffolk Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, in the Democratic primary for the seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.
Maura Healey will take on Geoff Diehl, the 2020-skeptical favorite of the Short-Fingered Vulgarian of Mar-a-Lago, who defeated another Republican who was willing to allow that Biden actually won. Read more.
Repeat Senate loser Shiva Ayyadurai tonight dropped his lawsuit against the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office, just one day after he'd filed a new complaint alleging that that office and Twitter were part of a ruthless global conspiracy out to destroy him and deprive all Americans of their free-speech rights. Read more.
A federal judge today refused to let Shiva Ayyadurai fire his lawyers from his case against the Secretary of State's office and said his attempt to do so and hire a new lawyer the day before he was supposed to file an amended complaint to bring Twitter into the case is the latest in a pattern of failing to obey court rules and the judge has had quite enough. Read more.
Shiva Ayyadurai, who has taken to claiming Secretary of State William Galvin and his top election official are orchestrating a global plot involving Twitter to destroy him, last week told a judge who had been willing to dip into a court fund to help pay for one lawyer that he now has two lawyers, including one who had previously represented Hulk Hogan and Donald and Melania Trump. Read more.
If only, US District Court Judge Mark Wolf mused today, an official in Bill Galvin's office hadn't filed a complaint with Twitter last September about a tweet by failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai that alleged Galvin had ordered the destruction of one million ballots in the Republican primary that month. Read more.
CommonWealth Magazine reports a judge in Worcester Superior Court on Monday dismissed a suit by a bunch of Massachusetts Republicans, including two failed Congressional candidates, to overturn the November election results. Read more.
We here at the UHub Legal Desk know that many of you are sick to death of reading our endless accounts of said candidate's repeated attempts to have a judge order Secretary of State Bill Galvin tossed into a volcano, almost as much as you're tired of reading about somebody suing over the lack of butter in some company's sticks of butter, but bear with us for just a couple moments longer. Read more.
Twitter this week permanently banned failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai, who immediately went to court seeking an emergency order to stop Secretary of State Bill Galvin from using his "massive power" at the social-media company to suppress free speech. Read more.
The Jewish Journal interviews Tom Mountain of Newton, vice chairman of both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Massachusetts Republican Jewish Committee, a day after his release from Brigham and Women's, where he was hospitalized with Covid-19 after flying down to Washington for a Dec. 9 Chanukah celebration at the White House. Read more.
A federal judge today enumerated all the things that were legally wrong in failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's bid to overturn the September Republican primary for Senate, then gave him two weeks to file an amended complaint to properly address his grievances - which is basically that Secretary of State Bill Galvin made him lose. Read more.
Politico reports President-Elect Biden has picked Gina McCarthy, a Brighton native who grew up in Dorchester and graduated UMass Boston, for a new environmental post. McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama, is currently head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.