Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for September 9, 2019

The SJC Supports D.A. Rollins.The Supreme Judicial Court today ruled in favor of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins against a Boston Municipal Court judge who denied her efforts to drop charges against a Straight Pride parade protester.In the underlying case, Judge Richard Sinnott denied the prosecutors’ request to drop the prosecution of Roderick Webber who was charged with disorderly conduct after being arrested in the Aug. 31 Straight Pride Parade. The single justice held“Fundamentally, the judge had no authority to “deny” the Commonwealth’s entry of a nolle prosequi." Was this a good decision?

Gender "X".This week on Beacon Hill, legislators are holding a hearing on a bill to let people choose “X” as a gender on driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Supporters backing the legislation said it would help people who are constantly misidentified while opponents say the legislation brings public safety concerns. Whose side are you on?

Elizabeth Warren and Big Money Donations.The New York Times is reporting that Massachusetts Senator and democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren set up her senate primary campaign with big money, then when her coffers were full swore off big money donations. The report says the senator fund raised with big money through 2018 to help lay the foundation for her anti-big-money run for the presidency and that she transferred 10.4 million in leftover funds from her 2018 Senate campaign to underwrite her 2020 run last winter and spring. Does this smack of hypocrisy to you?

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