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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lawyering Without a License

Naughty Harry: Lawyering Without a License - New York Times: "Now it turns out that a Supreme Court nominee doesn't even need to always be a lawyer in good standing. Harriet Miers shared a little secret about herself on her application to be an associate justice: 'Earlier this year, I received notice that my dues for the District of Columbia bar were delinquent and as a result, my ability to practice law in D.C. had been suspended.' Did that little dog on the birthday card she sent W. eat her dues? Ms. Miers, then the White House counsel, remedied the situation after she got the letter. But weren't the Bush spinners making a case for her by reporting that she was really great at managing the paper flow when she was the president's staff secretary? Now we discover that she could be such a scatterbrain about paperwork that a little tiny thing like being able to legally practice law slipped her mind while she was serving as the lawyer for the leader of the free world?"

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