Lawyers Need Not Apply? The Debo Adegbile Affair.

I’m not sure what to make of that name, but he’s a lawyer in Washington DC. 

I mean after all, just about everyone in Washington DC is a lawyer. 

But overall of course they’re not the type of lawyer who might ever represent a criminal defendant.  This guy (Debo Adegbile) did, and now he’s apparently unfit for public office in the minds of many United States Senators.

I’m not an Obama partisan by any stretch, but this is a profoundly socially dangerous attack on the legal profession.  Every lawyer – and especially prosecutors – should have weighed in on this in a big way.  Fifty years ago that would have happened.

Not today.  The difference is probably worthy of another post.  But not today.

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