June 26, 2014

Coakley Goes 0-3 In June: Officially On A Losing Streak

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Today the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a Massachusetts buffer zone law that Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office was defending. The Court found that the law, which requires protesters to stand more than 35 feet from abortion clinics, unconstitutionally limits certain types of speech.

This comes in the same week that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided that an initiative to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law will appear on November ballots. The issue was before the court because Martha Coakley, as attorney general, had declined to certify the petition to allow it on the ballot.

Earlier this month, Coakley had an embarrassing second place finish, behind Steve Grossman, at her party’s convention, despite leading in the polls.

To recap, Coakley has gone 0-3 in the month of June and showing no signs that this streak will end anytime soon.