editorial | CHELSEA COURT
O’Flaherty’s aborted coup
State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty miscalculated badly when he tried to place the Chelsea District Court under the control of the central Boston Municipal Court. Reorganizing courts has some merit. But stuffing this change in a late-night budget amendment wasn’t the way to win converts to his cause. After the recent probation scandal, voters are wary of legislators manipulating the control of courthouse administration.