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Adrian Walker

Common sense wins in Tim Cahill case

Martha Coakley has had a small bone to pick with me for a few months.

The attorney general was displeased in November when I criticized her decision to bring criminal charges against former state treasurer Tim Cahill for running ads promoting his leadership of the state lottery during his kamikaze bid for governor in 2010. I accused her of criminalizing the normal business of politics which — let’s face it — involves big doses of self-promotion, some at public expense. The jury in Cahill’s case deadlocked in December.

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