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By adamg - 8/10/21 - 10:32 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 10:36 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 10:18 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 10:37 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 8:58 am

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.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:05 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 10:01 am
Suspended Dr. Shiva account

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.

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 10:21 pm

"Bigger" - Boston Latin School tribute to VP Kamala Harris

Shown today during an MLK commemoration.

Note the final shot inside the BLS auditorium scans across some of the hundreds of years of white male headmasters before the camera focuses on current Head of School Rachel Skerrit.

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 2:13 pm
Dog at the State House

Shortly before 1 p.m., Sara Mak and a companion surveyed the scene at the State House (then reconnoitered the surrounding area).

Compare to the situation on Sunday, when Boston Police shut down the streets around the State House.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 11:13 am

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.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 9:41 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 4:17 pm
Linda Monteiro nominates Biden and Harris

Elector Linda Monteiro of Dorchester formally nominates Biden and Harris.

The Electoral College of Massachusetts gathered in the State House today and officially cast its 11 votes for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 9:51 am

The State House will be providing a live feed of Massachusetts electors getting all collegial as they vote for Joe Biden.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 10:37 pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is one of 23 attorneys general who filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today explaining in dry legal language why the attorney general of Texas is just wrong about life in general and elections, the Constitution and coronavirus in particular. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 9:00 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Wayne Yeh, who next week will cast a vote as a member of the Electoral College to officially make Joe Biden the next president.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 11:43 pm

When five failed Republican office seekers sued to overturn all the 2020 results in Massachusetts earlier this week, some wondered why Shiva Ayyadurai was not among them. After all, he's also suing over the results and contributed an affidavit to a now failed suit by some Trump supporters in Georgia. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 5:06 pm

A federal judge today told five failed Republican office seekers that she's not real happy with the way they waited more than a month after the November election to legally question its validity. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 4:13 pm

Five failed Republican candidates - three for Congress and two for state representative - today sued the state over the Nov. 3 elections and demanded a judge order more than half of all Massachusetts ballots be thrown out or that an entirely new election be held, not just for the posts they lost by overwhelming numbers but for the presidential and senate elections as well. Read more.

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