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  •  Being a lawyer (none)
    is NOT prostituting your values, any more than an ER doc chooses who he will treat, based on their politics.  

    I've represented big corporations, small companies, rapists, murderers, and others accused of crimes. That doesn't mean I am a rapist or a murderer.  I always found it annoying when other lawyers asked me how I could defend rapists. Well, they are entitled to a defense as much as the mentally ill housewife who goes on a shoplifting spree.

    By the way,during Roberts' nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, 152 members of the D.C. Bar wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Judge Roberts, saying Roberts is "one of the very best and most highly respected appellate lawyers in the nation, with a deserved reputation as a brilliant writer and oral advocate." The diverse group of lawyers signed, ranged from Democratic lawyers like Lloyd Cutler and Seth Waxman to former President George H.W. Bush's White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray. These lawyers emphasized his "unquestioned integrity and fair-mindedness.

    I've appeared many times before conservative judges.  Once they put on the robe, most leave their politics aside. They are fair, for the most part.

    So forgive me if I don't join the chorus singing "the sky is falling".  Roberts has one hell of a resume, so he is eminently qualified. And if Lloyd Cutler supports him, it's because although conservative, he will be a fair minded judge.  He's ten times as smart as Thomas (a real moron) and we will find out during the hearings if he is another Scalia. My guess so far is that he is not Scalia.  If he's anything like Souter, I'm satisfied.

    We do not rent rooms to Republicans.

    by Mary Julia on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 12:17:40 PM PDT

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    •  Oh come on Mary! (none)
      Comparing a lawyer to an ER Doc is a big stretch isn't it? An Er Doc or any Doc for that matter isn't interested in a patients politics nor can they gain professionally from their patients politics. The reverse is true for a lawyer.

      Lawyers have many more choices as to who they serve than a doctor does. Some of the posts below evidence that.

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