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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Brooks Brothers Riot

Am I the only one completely humiliated by the lawyers' demonstrations in Pakistan? I mean, here in the present-day United States, lawyers draft memos justifying torture. In Pakistan . . . lawyers in dark suits are fighting riot police.

Can one make a donation to the Pakistani Bar Association? Can one, um, join? (Pakistan must be a common-law country, right?)


At 11:05 AM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

What are you waitin' for, lawyer boy? A formal invitation from the ABA to a wine & cheese riot? You live in Sodom on the Potomac. Get your rocks and your signs and head for the Mall. I'm sure a loafered and pin-striped crowd will follow.

At 11:09 AM, Blogger tekne said...

It is truly impressive, isn't it? Talk about 'judicial activism'! Obviously this is largely a result of the way in which Musharraf et al have manipulated the judiciary in order to forward their agenda. But wait--that does sound like another country I'm familiar with. hm. where would that be?

Perhaps it's that lawyers in the US no longer wear such fab suits? Those in Lahore and Karachi do offer a lovely unified picture of lawyerly wrath in Pakistan. Of course many of them have been arrested/put under house arrest/silenced in various ways. It's not looking so good for democracy over there.


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