A Proud Terrorist Lawyer
Nancy Hollander has an oped in the New York Times: A Terrorist Lawyer, And Proud of It.
I hope you will read the whole thing. Here's a snippet:
Contrary to recent attacks by those who claim to be supporters of American justice, my defense of people accused of serious and sometimes horrific crimes is not an endorsement of those crimes. Rather, it is a testament to the strength of my belief in, and commitment to, the American system of justice.
Why? Because in my defense of every client, I am defending the United States Constitution and the laws and treaties to which it is bound, and I am defending the rule of law. If I am a terrorist lawyer, I also am a rule-of-law lawyer, a constitutional lawyer and a treaty lawyer.
Criminal defense lawyers represent even those considered by society to be the lowest among us. How do we do it? As I used to answer when asked how I could represent Timothy McVeigh, "With pride and dedication." As Nancy says:[More..]
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