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Our Attorney Problem’s Face

May 8, 2020

Yesterday Judge Nathaniel Gorton ruled that Lori Loughlin and her husband must stand trial for attempted bribery.

Loughlin, and her husband–in what is called the “Varsity Blues” scandal–paid to gain admission to USC for their two daughters.

This decision smells of government overreach and exhibits a class bias against the wealthy.  If Loughlin is guilty  of anything it is stupidity and ought  to begin seeking asylum in Italy or Greece where wealth is respected and Judges know their place.

I will be surprised to learn that Gorton was a member of the equivalent at Dartmouth of “the Party of the Right” at Yale or an associate of the many distinguished alumni of Dartmouth’s conservative paper, the Dartmouth Review. I am not surprised that Judge Gorton was appointed to his post by President George H. W. Bush.

We have a very serious attorney problem that permits attorneys to gains power by appeal to the Rule of Law. Congress could act to reduce the number of Federal District Courts, restrict certiorari of the U.S. Supreme Court or censure Judge Gorton. that will not happen, but there is some good news. The numbers of attorneys elected to Congress has declined and physicians and medical professionals now outnumber them.

That reminds me, what did William Shakespeare write in Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2?

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