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Opinion of the Justices to the Senate (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-073-16)

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OPINION OF THE JUSTICES TO THE SENATE.

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On May 26, 2016, the Justices submitted the following response to a question propounded to them by the Senate.

To the Honorable the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

The undersigned Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court respectfully submit this response to the question set forth in an order adopted by the Senate on April 13, 2016, and transmitted to us the next day.  For reasons outlined below, we are unable to answer specifically, either yes or no, the question as it has been presented to us. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

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South End Senate Election Results 2013

Credit: Susan Petroni

The voting in South End precincts for the 2013 U.S. Senate special elections Tuesday reflected the preferences of the state overall, with Democratic candi
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 27, 2013 at 5:58 am

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Markey Wins Senate Special Election

Gabriel Gomez giving his concession speech at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

It’s been a long road to the Senate for Ed Markey, but the road finally came to a successful end for the longtime Congressman Tuesday night.

Markey, a Democrat who has represented Malden since 1976, beat Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the election Tuesday.

Markey’s party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay was a raucous one for local and state Democrats who could revel in a special election victory after losing their last such race in 2010.

He thanked his opponent and said that while they disagreed on issues they both “love the state of Massachusetts and love the United States of America.”

Gomez, speaking to his supporters gathered at the Seaport Hotel, said that he called Markey with congratulations shortly after the race was called and that they had a “very productive talk.”

“I wish him nothing but the best,” Gomez said. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 26, 2013 at 2:58 am

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U.S. Senate Election: Where to Vote in the South End

Tuesday is the primary election.

For all South End residents planning to vote in the June 25, 2013 election, here is what you need to know.

Polling Places:

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to enter your address to see your polling place.  If you have any questions, call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767. 

Ward 3, Pct 7: Cathedral High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St. 

Ward 4, Pct 1: William McKinley South End Academy – 90 Warren Ave. 

Ward 4, Pct 2: Tent City Community Room – 130 Dartmouth St.

Ward 4, Pct 3: William McKinley South End Academy – 90 Warren Ave.

Ward 4, Pct 4: Frederick Douglass Apartments – 755 Tremont St. 

Ward 5, Pct 1: Franklin Institute of Boston – 41 Berkeley St. 

Ward 8, Pct 1: Cathedral High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St. 

Ward 9, Pct: 1: Cathederal High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

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Gomez, Markey Grapple in Final Senate Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week’s U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country.

The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s former seat.

No matter the issue, be it taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories, the two men found disagreements at every turn.

Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate’s ideas are “old and stale.”

Markey, a Democratic congressman from Malden since 1976, went after Gomez, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and businessman from Cohasset, about not disclosing his clients from his time working at private equity firm Advent International. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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Gomez, Markey Set For Final Senate Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25.

Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University.

The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield.

Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race.

Both candidates have received visits from high-profile supporters with Gomez welcoming former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani while Markey had both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton stumping for him last week.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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Gomez, Markey Spar in First Senate Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey engaged Wednesday in their first debate before the U.S. Senate special election this month, and the tone was markedly similar to the tone of the overall campaign thus far.

Gomez, the Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Markey, the Democratic Malden congressman since his election in 1976, jabbed at each other during the hour-long debate at WBZ-TV’s studios and sponsored by the news station and the Boston Globe.

Topics for the evening included gun control, health care, the economy, foreign policy, recent national political scandals, immigration and abortion.

Time and again, Gomez pounded Markey for his years in Washington, painting the congressman as out of touch with Bay State citizens.

“You are the poster boy for term limits,” Gomez said to Markey, claiming Markey hasn’t authored any legislation in 20 years. “In the private sector if you don’t do your job you don’t get a pay raise.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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Senate Releases $34 Billion Budget Proposal

The Massachusetts State House.

The Massachusetts State Senate Ways & Means Committee released a budget proposal Wednesday just shy of $ 34 billion for fiscal year 2014 that falls short of several of Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget recommendations.

According to the Boston Globe, the Senate $ 33.92 billion budget would increase spending by 4.4 percent as opposed to Patrick’s budget that hikes spending by 6.9 percent.

The Senate budget is roughly in line in terms of spending with the proposed $ 33.8 billion House budget proposed last month.

The Globe reported that the Senate budget increases spending for elderly services and special education but does not reach Patrick’s recommendations for expanding transportation and providing universal childcare access.

Committee Chairman Sen. Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre) told the Globe their differences with Patrick’s budget are “not in the direction, but in the extent.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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South End Senate Primary Results

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

The voting in South End precincts for the 2013 U.S. Senate special primary elections Tuesday reflected the preferences of the state overall, with Democratic winner Edward Markey and Republican winner Gabriel Gomez taking the most votes.

There was relatively low turnout overall in the South End’s precincts (Boston’s Ward 4, Precincts 1-4, and Ward 5, Precincts 1, Ward 8, Precincts 1 and 2, and Ward 9, Precinct 2). There were just shy of 2,500 votes in the Democratic primary while about 200 votes were cast in the Republican primary.

Gomez and Markey will square off in the general election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry June 25.

The below results are unofficial, from the city of Boston:

Democratic Primary Edward Markey Stephen Lynch
Ward 4, Pct 1 89.76% 11.24%
Ward 4, Pct 2 79.67% 20.05%
Ward 4, Pct 3 86.85% 13.15%
Ward 4, Pct 4 84.39% 15.61%
Ward 5, Pct 1 85.42% 14.42%
Ward 8, Pct 1 57.02% 42.98%
Ward 9, Pct 1 73.82% 25.65%
Ward 9, Pct 2 83.83& 15.41%
Average for neighborhood 80.09% 19.81%

Republican Primary Gomez Sullivan Winslow
Ward 4, Pct 1 73.47% 8.16% 18.37%
Ward 4, Pct 2 73.02% 12.70% 11.11%
Ward 4, Pct 3 52.63% 21.05% 26.32%
Ward 4, Pct 4 61.54% 11.54% 26.92%
Ward 5, Pct 1 61.76% 11.76% 25.00%
Ward 8, Pct 1 50.00% 16.67% 33.33%
Ward 9, Pct 1 35.71% 28.57% 35.71%
Ward 9, Pct 2 68.00% 20.00% 12.00%
Average for neighborhood 59.51% 16.30% 23.59%

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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Gomez to Face Markey in Senate Election

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State’s next U.S. senator.

The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25.

The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later.

Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk.

Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an unsuccessful bid as write-in candidate.

The general election will be held June 25.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

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