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  •  WTF? (none)
    To the poster who said that lawyers are all out to make a buck, geez, do you think that stereotype you're promoting is actually TRUE?

    I'm a lawyer.  I don't live in a mansion, I don't drive a BMW.  I've represented indigent clients in criminal proceedings.  I've also represented big corporations in litigation. I sometimes represent clients for free. To claim that I have no values is very insulting.

    I'm part of an adversary process.  I'm not the judge.  To state that because I am a lawyer, I'm some charlatan interested only in the size of my retainer is ridiculous.

    We do not rent rooms to Republicans.

    by Mary Julia on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 12:29:40 PM PDT

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    •  uh (none)
      My point really was that for an alleged democrat to defend some corporatist anti-women anti-environment Supreme Court nominee because "all us lawyers do it" is where it gets really ugly to me. Just because some people are willing to defend ANYONE, no matter how corrupt, for a living doesn't mean we should accept this lifetime appointee's history of assaulting democratic values. His history shows that he has actively sought out or otherwise made himself extremely available to the worst companies and advocacy groups imaginable. He owns stocks in all these companies. He has "spent most of his professional and personal career fighting environmental regulation." His wife is the ringleader of an anti-abortion group. That some people here give that a pass simply because he's a lawyer is utter bullshit, and they should be ashamed for whoring their values for such a lowly sum.

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