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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:20 PM
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Chicago Lawyers Caught Between Gitmo Clients and Country - Jim Warren
Chicago Lawyers Caught Between Clients and Country
By JAMES WARREN
April 7, 2011


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Its frustrating for Chicago lawyers who have labored pro bono for years to defend detainees. Most are from mainstream, corporate firms. All with whom I spoke were 2008 supporters of Mr. Obama; each is annoyed with him over Guantnamo.

Lowell Sachnoff, Thomas Sullivan, Matthew OHara, Patricia Bronte, Candace Gorman and Mr. Colman are among those who have regularly hopped a puddle jumper from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a three-hour flight to Guantnamo. There, they endure frequent searches and pat-downs, forbidden even to have a paper clip, staple or rubber band affixed to documents in a clients presence.

Very broad security classification means that, even back in the office, the lawyers cant discuss much with any colleague lacking a security clearance. If that colleague does have clearance, the two must go to a room, close the door and shut the blinds.

If lawyers write a brief referencing classified information, they cannot type a single word in Chicago. Instead, they must fly to Washington, go to a secure building none would identify it for me and write it on classified government computers.

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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:19 AM
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1. do you have a link to the rest of this?
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:56 AM
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2. Yes. Sorry, but I screwed up bigtime. Thank you. - Link...
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:18 AM
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3. Thanks!! and a big k&r, too! n/t
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