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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:45 PM
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ABA drops Gonzales’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ title.

ABA drops Gonzales’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ title.

Recently, the American Bar Association named former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as “Lawyer of the Year” for being the major newsmaker of 2007. Today, the ABA issued a clarification, giving Gonzales a new title: “Newsmaker of the Year“:

The article defined that term as the year’s biggest legal newsmaker, identifying former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as the major newsmaker of 2007. The Journal regrets that we did not make this theme clear.

We appreciate the feedback we’ve received, and we’re acting on it. So that there can be no confusion, the term “Lawyers of the Year” has been changed in the headline and story to “Newsmakers of the Year.” The story is otherwise unchanged from its original version.
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Snarkoleptic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:54 PM
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1. Calling Gonzo 'Lawyer of the year' would be like calling a fundie hack doctor physician of the year.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:04 AM
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6. Bill Frist, for example.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:55 PM
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2. That's better
"Lawyer of the Year" somehow implies he was good at something, like law.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:15 AM
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14. So true. Lawyer's don't need any more bad press.
I was thinking it was a stupid business move to even acknowledge him as a lawyer. I'm surprise the Daily Show didn't pick up on the irony.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:58 PM
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3. "Liar of the Year" Would Be Just About Right
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:59 PM
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4. 1st Runner Up was Nifong.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:01 AM
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5. I can only hope they will include him in "Felons of the Year" in the
not too distant future.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:10 AM
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7. The NLG would never have nominated him as Lawyer of the Year.
The National Lawyers' Guild:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lawyers_Guild

Last month, the NLG passed a resolution making it a position of the NLG that Bush and Cheney should be impeached.
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:28 AM
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8. More like asshat of the year
The ABA screwed the pooch on this one. The NLG has my respect for calling for impeachment. They remember that the law is meaningless unless it applies to all equally.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:36 AM
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9. I love good news.
What the ABA should be giving Gonzo is a disbarment.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:42 AM
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10. I thought ABA stopped playing when disco went out of style
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:44 AM
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11. LOL!
:rofl:
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:08 AM
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12. Disgrace and Shame to
his profession and office would be more like it.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:53 AM
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13. K&R
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:18 AM
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15. delicious!!
That's got to be a slap in the face that even ol' hyper insulated Abu Gonzales can feel.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:26 AM
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16. Ah yes now the clarifier
a double whammy instead of a leg up.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:29 AM
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17. I'd rather see him "drop"(ped) on his head.
Maybe it would cut down on his lying.

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