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Don't believe anything I say.

The qualms about Chief Justice Roberts's endorsement of the lawyer's role as hired gun expressed in this column recently are shared by our alumnus Michael Kinsley. Pointing out in a column last month that Roberts told the Senate judiciary committee that "the position a lawyer presents on behalf of a client should not be ascribed to that lawyer," Kinsley observes: "If the average potential juror knew that lawyers actually take pride in not believing what they say, it could wreck the whole [legal] system."
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Title Annotation:Tilting at Windmills; role of lawyers
Author:Peters, Charles
Publication:Washington Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2006
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