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Cynthia Dill

About Cynthia Dill

Cynthia Dill is a civil rights attorney with the Portland firm Troubh Heisler. She has served as a state senator and representative, and she is the former Democratic nominee in Maine's 2012 U.S. Senate race. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from Northeastern University. She is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Dill lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband Tom and their two children.

Drugs are bad. ‘Mkay?

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Mike: Cynthia, drugs are bad, ‘mkay? I remember that line from Mr. Mackey on South Park growing up, and now it seems to be the one tenet on which Janet Mills and Paul LePage agree. Is drug enforcement ripe for bipartisan cooperation? Cynthia: Enforcing the law is not bipartisan cooperation. It’s the constitutional duty of […]

Boy toys and Donald Trump

Mike: Cynthia, was Target missing the mark differentiating between boys’ and girls’ toys? Or do hurried shoppers like having aisles sorted by age and sex? Cynthia: Hurried shoppers in Target are usually mothers who feel old and don’t have time for sex. Toys are either fun or not fun, but signs about the ratio of […]

Are Mainers feeling the Bern?

Cynthia: Maine sure loves independent guys in their 70s, Mike! Bernie Sanders drew thousands in Portland this week. Are you ready for a political revolution? Mike: Bernie, like Ron Paul, is the example that breaks the false “left-right” construct. Sanders joined mostly Republicans in opposing the bank bailouts, while Hillary supported the payout. Bernie is […]