David Kravitz, law expert extraordinaire and Blue Mass Group editor is still silent on Elizabeth Warren's misdemeanors of practicing without a license.
2. Jacobson uncovers legal ruling stating that the practice of law happens where you sit.
Professor Bill Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection has uncovered that a Federal Judge in 2002 defined consulting work done by a Northeastern University professor as the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here's his story:
As I discussed in detail in later posts, the defense that Warren was not practicing "in Massachusetts" even though she was physically "in Massachusetts" made no logical or legal sense.
Well it turns out that in 2002 one of the most respected Judges in the Massachusetts federal court, then Chief Judge William G. Young, came to a similar conclusion in an analogous situation involving choice of law, and even made a Bar referral he was so concerned. The case is Daynard v. Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson, 188 F. Supp. 2d 115 (D. Mass. 2002). You may remember Judge Young from my post, Judge William Young sentencing the shoe bomber.
The case involved Northeastern University law professor Richard A. Daynard, who had an expertise in tobacco-related issues, and who provided legal consulting to the Ness Motley law firm, based in South Carolina. Daynard sued to enforce an oral fee sharing agreement with regard to services rendered in numerous courts outside Massachusetts, for a share of Ness Motley's $2 billion fee (yes, that's "billion") from the tobacco cases and settlements.
The issue before Judge Young was whether the law of Massachusetts, or the law of some other state, should apply to the services rendered. In his analysis Judge Young noted that on a contract action, where the services took place would guide which state's law would apply.
Last night Ross Hemminger, Youth Coordinator for the Scott Brown for Senate campaign, was heckled by pro-Warren supporters at the Brown-Warren debate. A source at the event told me that the hecklers were union members who were oganized by the Warren campaign for a "stand-out."
The incident happened when Hemminger started chanting "Go, Scott, go!" on the megaphone. The Warren supporerts chanted back "You sound gay!" A few others chimed in "You take it up the a**!"
Hemminger yesterday on facebook said that he's never been heckled or attacked for his orientation by GOP groups.
4. Are you door knocking this weekend?
Get yourself to a MassVictory office and get yourself a list. Go door knocking. It's great exercise and helps a worthy cause.
In a letter dated October 3, 2012 Secretary of State Bill Galvin's Supervisor of Records, Attorney Shawn Williams issued an administrative order against Lawrence City Attorney Charles Boddy to turn over public records requested by The Valley Patriot back in February.
The documents Boddy is refusing to turn over center around School Department Employees who are double dipping after retiring early and taking consulting positions with State Receiver Jeff Riley in the Lawrence Public Schools. Also at issue are payment records for the DiAdamo Law Office, Attorney Carmine DiAdamo, and Attorney William DiAdamo in their capacity as the city's worker's compensation attorney's, as the landlords for the Lawrence School Department Administrative Offices on Essex Street, their work on the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District, The City's workforce investment board and any other payments made to the DiAdamos.