Coakley is more focused on prosecuting drugs than on a progressive reform of drug laws. Coakley recently lost a case in the US Supreme Court where she wanted to be able to use drug evidence without allowing the 6th amendment right to confront the witness. Scalia (!!!) wrote the majority opinion against her position.
It’s hard to believe Massachusetts has an Attorney General who is to the right of Scalia and Thomas, but it’s true: Here’s a link to the Syllabus of the case, MELENDEZ-DIAZ v. MASSACHUSETTS.
And now she wants to be a Senator?!