Mass GOP Sues to Block Appt of Kennedy Replacement but Forgets to Actually Make an Argument

Their bid to stop Paul Kirk from being sworn in as Senator was thrown out. Why?


Judge Thomas Connolly ruled that the Republicans’ claim was legally inadequate, noting in his four-page decision that, ‘the Party does not cite any case law in support of its argument.’ The GOP had maintained that Democratic Governor Deval Patrick overstepped his authority by declaring an emergency so Kirk’s appointment could be made immediately. Connolly ruled, however, that the state Constitution clearly gave the governor the power to call for the immediate implementation of a law by sending the secretary of state a letter.

I’m not a lawyer, the closest I’ve ever gotten to law school is regular watching of Law & Order, but even after one episode of that show everyone knows that to make a legal argument you usually cite some case law. Otherwise you’re just wasting time.

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