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  •  I should have said... (none)
    ...presumably passed the bar on his first try.  
    Remember John F. Kennedy Jr. failed the bar multiple times before finally passing it.  Although he seemed at best a disinterested student compared to his more accomplished older sister, it is my impression that some well-established New England families send their sons to learn law in a manner more reminiscent of the early 19th century England.  They have no real intention of actually practicing law for very long before they begin pursuing the Bennett sisters.  

    "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

    by goldberry on Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 10:20:43 AM PDT

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    •  Check Out The Facts (none)
      Senator Kerry has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1976, the year of his graduation from law school.  Looks like he passed on the first try to me!  

      Of course, President Bush has not viewed the lack of current bar membership as disqualifying when nominating federal judges.  One of his appointees, Thomas B. Griffith, was suspended from the D. C. Bar for several years for nonpayment of dues (and bar membership is mandatory in D. C.) and then failed to become a member of the bar in Utah, where he served as counsel at Brigham Young University (Griffith claimed a Utah law license was not necessary since others he worked with were licensed).

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