Bench Memos

Michael Greco’s Delusions

Outgoing ABA President Michael Greco recently delivered his valedictory address (video available here) at the ABA’s annual meeting in Honolulu, and—surprise, surprise—it’s a ridiculously pompous, cliché-ridden hoot.  My favorite laugh lines:

 

“Our fellow Americans, as never before, are looking to our Association with hope, with trust, and with respect for our leadership.”

 

“In our generation, it is the lawyers of America who by destiny and by choice are the guardians of the walls of freedom.  It is the American Bar Association that is protecting the separation of powers and the balance of powers by checking the excesses of any branch of government that would overreach.”

 

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