1. One week later, former SCOTUS clerk David Kravitz of Blue Mass Group still hasn't weighed in on Law License controversy
Even though he has a different political view than I, one of the first places I turn when legal news breaks is Blue Mass Group. David Kravitz, one of the editors of BMG clerked for Sandra Day O'Connor and worked as an executive lawyer during the Weld-ucci years in Massachusetts. His take on the law is usually spot on.
This is why I have been extremely confused that he has not weighed in on Elizabeth Warren's lack of a law license in Massachusetts. If there was a clear defense of Warren, I'm sure that David would have given it already.
Not only has he not done so at Blue Mass Group, he missed a chance when he bailed on an appearance on WGBH's Radio Boston, where the main topic was the law license scandal.
I'm looking forward to Kravitz's take on the brewing scandal.
2. Executive Director of Voting Rights Group, New Democracy Coalition, sees a problem in Warren's lack of Massachusetts law license
Kevin C. Peterson, the founder and executive director of the New Democracy Coalition, said on WGBH's Boston Public Radio, "that there is there there" in regards to the controversy over Elizabeth Warren's law license. The New Democracy Coalition focuses on the areas of civic literacy, civic policy and electoral justice.
Late yesterday afternoon, in an obvious attempt to rescue President Obama from what could and should be a brutal round of Sunday shows examining the cover up the White House is currently engaged in with respect to the sacking of our consulate in Libya, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a statement revising its assessment of the attack. It is now the official position of the American intelligence community that what happened in Benghazi was a pre-planned terrorist attack.
4. Jim Lyons and Paul Adams voted with DeLeo the least
Beacon Hill Roll Call (via Lowell Sun) did an analysis of the voting patterns of House Members in the General Court. They found that 42 representatives voted, in lockstep, with Speaker DeLeo 100% of the time. They also said that Jim Lyons voted the least with DeLeo at 51.5%, and Paul Adams was right behind Lyons with 51.8%.
Adams and Lyons are direct mail clients of mine.
5. Fly on the Wall - Internet Sales Tax Strategy Session Edition
According to the State House News Service Deval Patrick and Treasurer Steve Grossman will be meeting at 1PM in a closed door meeting. Both men, as of late, have been hinting that they want an internet sales tax in Massachusetts. No doubt that will be a large topic of discussion.