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By adamg - 9/26/14 - 9:20 pm

A trade association of for-profit career schools in Massachusetts is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley, saying her attempts to regulate them violate their First Amendment rights and federal regulations and are a just a confusing mish-mash of nonsense they say does nothing to protect students, whom they say already enjoy bountiful legal protection by the Federal Trade Commission, among others.

By adamg - 8/22/14 - 9:12 am

WBUR reports on a gun-control debate between Democratic attorney-general candidates Warren Tolman and Maura Healey. Tolman would require fingerprint authentication for new guns, which he called the unsafest product for sale today; Healey says she's down with that, too, but wants to focus on broader crime issues.

By adamg - 10/27/10 - 8:17 am

That's one possible explanation for why the Prince of Darkness refuses to debate his opponents.

Speaking of debates, Frank and Bielat debate at 3 p.m. today on WBUR. You can submit questions.

By adamg - 10/12/10 - 8:51 am

Debbie Eappen, whose son Matthew died at the hands of au pair Louise Woodward back in 1997, will join with DAs Dan Conley (Suffolk) and Gerry Leone (Middlesex) to endorse Martha Coakley for re-election as attorney general, today at 10:30 a.m. at Faneuil Hall. In 1997, Coakley was Middlesex DA and prosecuted the case against Woodward.

By adamg - 7/24/10 - 1:37 pm

He's Guy Carbone, former commissioner of the MDC (remember that?), big fan of Arizona and a gun-owning opponent of national health care. He's also apparently been running since May - as a sticker candidate - to get on the Republican ballot, which is currently vacant, since nobody bothered to collect enough signatures or get the state convention to endorse them.

Carbone ran for attorney general in 1990, as well.

By adamg - 7/20/10 - 3:59 pm

The Worcester Telegram reports James McKenna, a Millbury lawyer, is talking to Republican officials about running a write-in campaign in the September primaries so he can get on the November ballot to run against Coakley.

By adamg - 3/12/10 - 3:39 pm

MassBeacon.com reports everybody's favorite perennial candidate has decided to run for something this year, after all: Attorney general.

By adamg - 2/14/10 - 1:39 pm

Richard Howe reports on yesterday's Lowell Democratic caucus, which included a visit from Attorney General Martha Coakley, who addressed the blue throng.

By adamg - 2/11/10 - 9:45 am

Paul Levy, CEO at Beth Israel Deaconess (and, yes, a Charlie Baker backer), explains why Deval Patrick's attempt to regulate health-insurance premiums will fail because it ignores the monopolistic overhead charged by archrival Partners HealthCare - a factor Coakley noted in a report released just two weeks ago.

By adamg - 1/29/10 - 9:09 am

The Outraged Liberal got outraged this morning trying to read a Globe story about insurers paying certain hospitals too much money for care that isn't really any better, because an ad for former Harvard-Pilgrim CEO turned gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker popped up right over the text.

By adamg - 12/8/09 - 11:16 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Roxbury man's conviction for crack trafficking because prosecutors relied on a certificate that the substance found in his apartment was a large amount of crack, rather than producing an expert who could be cross-examined.

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