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Re: Specter & The Unicorn


While I am no fan of Senator Specter, I do not think it is reasonable to attack him for zealously representing his clients as a private attorney. Lawyers have a professional and ethical obligation to provide such representation within the limits of the relevant legal rules and codes, and Specter should not be criticized for that any more than any of Bush’s judicial nominees should have been criticized for some of their work for various clients. David Rivkin and Lee Casey made this point in Policy Review two years back, and it is a point worth remembering.