Cambridge Police Reject Retired Member’s Wife’s Candidacy for Senate

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection January 15, 2010

The Cambridge, Massachusetts police officers association wants to clear up the record. Just because Martha Coakley’s husband is a retired Cambridge police officer, a fact which her campaign frequently mentions, they do not want you to think that they actually support Coakley.

No, the Cambridge police officers […]

Coakley Takes Slap Shot At Fenway Fans

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 1/13/2010

The Massachusetts special election continues to amaze. Democratic candidate Martha Coakley has taken a swipe at Fenway Park fans:

Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.

“As opposed to standing outside […]

This Race is Winnable

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection January 6, 2010

I’m pleased that my post, Earthquake Rumblings in MA, is ranked the most influential U.S. Politics post at Technorati.

The election on January 19 is more important than you can imagine, and it no longer is under the radar.

Based on the Rasmussen poll, and Brown’s […]

Martha Coakley’s Political House On Fire

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection January 2, 2010

Martha Coakley just returned from six days on vacation in the middle of a special election. Ever since the December 8 primary, Coakley has attempted to portray an air of inevitability, by seeming not to care about Scott Brown’s candidacy, refusing to debate him one-on-one, and by […]

Hoekstra Deserves an Apology

Prof. William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection December 30, 2009

Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) commented soon after the attempted bombing of an airplane over Detroit that the Obama administration needed to do a better job at connecting the dots regarding terror threats from Yemen:

“People have got to start connecting the dots here and maybe this is […]

Scalia Was Right About Releasing Gitmo Detainees

by Prof. William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection December 29, 2009

Reports indicate that two of the planners of the attempted airplane bombing over Detroit were released Gitmo detainees, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi and Said Ali Shari. Each of these detainees went through a military hearing system and were released in 2007.

At that time, the U.S. […]