Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Thought They Were Lawyers

Statistics I find show that 37 percent of today's U.S. Senators are lawyers. Yet the body as a whole seems to misunderstand the underlying principles of our system of justice, including the notion that all defendants, even the wickedest, should be afforded competent counsel. How else to explain the ridiculous failure to confirm Debo Adegbile as head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice? Cynthia Tucker calls out Bob Casey, but there is enough idiocy to go around.

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