Capital defense attorneys – like others who represent the despised – have long been held in high regard by the legal profession. “A lawyer’s representation of a client”, RPC 1.2 (c) tells us “does not constitute an endorsement of the clients political, economic, social or moral views or activities”. One would hope, we know now in vain, that the United States Senate would appreciate that point. Instead conservative Democrats from “red states” abandoned “Debo P. Adegbile, who headed the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund when it represented Mr. [Mumia] Abu-Jamal decades after his conviction, could not overcome a concerted campaign by Republicans, conservative activists and law enforcement organizations, still infuriated by the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.” – gwc
As we begin a new semester, I wanted to remind adopters of the casebook (and anyone who is interested) that the DVD for Revitalizing the Lawyer-Poet: What Lawyers Can Learn from Rock and Roll is available for free. If you would like a copy, please contact Emma Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can obtain the Teacher’s Guide from SSRN.