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View Diary: What the hell is THIS?! [Updated] (226 comments)

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  •  Not in a civil case you don't (0+ / 0-)

    The Constitution protects your right to counsel in a criminal case. This is a civil case (tort), and no, you are not entitled to a lawyer. You have to pay one -- or have insurance that includes legal representation (just like your auto policy does).

    That means either the school district's lawyer is a local pol who's billing by the hour, and may not know anything about defending sexual misconduct cases; or it's a lawyer from the nearest large city hired by the insurance company, who knows nothing about schools and small towns and political optics.

    Either way, someone ran their boilerplate "all possible defenses" form out of their word processor without bothering to read it before signing.

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