June 13, 2012

Councilors Present were:

Charles Oliver Cipollini - District 1
Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3
Christopher Ianella - District 4
Mary-Ellen Manning - District 5
Terrence Kennedy - District 6
Jen Caissie - District 7
Thomas T. Merrigan - District 8

Governor Patrick presided

Vote on nominee  Jennifer L. Ginsburg  as an Associate Justice of Worcester District Court.  7-0.

Their was discussion regarding the nominee Maura K. McCarthy and the actions of Lt. Governor Murray.

Lt. Governor Murray had filed an "Appearance of Favoritism or Influence" Report, because of his relationship with this nominee.

It was also pointed out that she had never defended a client in a criminal matter.

It was also pointed out that she had never represented anyone in a civil matter.

Vote on nominee  Maura K. McCarthy  as an Associate Justice of Leominster District Court.  4-2.

Next meeting  June 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm.

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