By Shane Hackett –
On Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced the nomination of Judge Edward J. McDonough as Associate Justice of the Superior Court. Judge McDonough currently serves as as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito says, “Justice McDonough’s decades of experience and prior term as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court makes him qualified to return to this role.”
As a lawyer in the Commonwealth, Judge McDonough who was born in Worcester and raised in Springfield has represented clients in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Judge McDonough in 1990 was the lawyer for Hampden County Sheriff’s Department Retired Sheriff Michael J. Ashe Jr. who commandeered the National Guard armory to ease overcrowding at the county jail.
Judge McDonough previously served as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court from 2013 to 2019 and during that time he was a member of Committees on subjects including Implicit Racial Bias.