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US Attorneys 86'ed --Part Deux

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    150 --- count 'em, 150 --- graduates of Pat Robertson's horseshit law school are in this administration.
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    We like to call them the best and brightest.

    Is that school even accredited?
  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    OMG! Is that true? Never heard that before. That is really shocking. [absolutely no sarcasm]

    Apologies to any Pat Robertson Law School grads out there.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It's accredited.

    It's also ranked a Tier 4 school by U.S. News, the lowest ranking and tied for 136th place out of 170 schools surveyed.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Like I said, the best and brightest.

    On their Web site, they're bragging that half their graduates pass the Virginia bar! Half!

    Imagine how many would pass if the bar exam didn't have a liberal bias!
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Is that the Regent University or whatever it's called?
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Yes, apparently they are the only law school in the country, as far as the Bushies are concerned.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Read about them. They also don't believe in the separation of church and state. So it's nice to have a flock of them in the justice department and all.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Until one of them gets into trouble.

    Monica Goodling's lawyer is no Regent graduate.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Oh, Ace, it's wonderful fucking stuff. For instance:


    The money shot:

    Not long ago, it was rare for Regent graduates to join the federal government. But in 2001, the Bush administration picked the dean of Regent's government school, Kay Coles James , to be the director of the Office of Personnel Management -- essentially the head of human resources for the executive branch. The doors of opportunity for government jobs were thrown open to Regent alumni.
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    "We've had great placement," said Jay Sekulow , who heads a non profit law firm based at Regent that files lawsuits aimed at lowering barriers between church and state. "We've had a lot of people in key positions."
    Many of those who have Regent law degrees, including Goodling, joined the Department of Justice. Their path to employment was further eased in late 2002, when John Ashcroft , then attorney general, changed longstanding rules for hiring lawyers to fill vacancies in the career ranks.
    Previously, veteran civil servants screened applicants and recommended whom to hire, usually picking top students from elite schools.
    In a recent Regent law school newsletter, a 2004 graduate described being interviewed for a job as a trial attorney at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in October 2003. Asked to name the Supreme Court decision from the past 20 years with which he most disagreed, he cited Lawrence v. Texas, the ruling striking down a law against sodomy because it violated gay people's civil rights.
    "When one of the interviewers agreed and said that decision in Lawrence was 'maddening,' I knew I correctly answered the question," wrote the Regent graduate . The administration hired him for the Civil Rights Division's housing section -- the only employment offer he received after graduation, he said.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    An friend of mine is a career DOJ guy and a super smart lawyer. He said that you can't fathom how stupid most of these "policy hires" are.
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