Friday, March 12, 2010

Mobius Thinking

At Linda Chavez has a piece concerning the nine lawyers selected by Attorney General Holder to defend Gitmo enemy combatants. It made me think about the different angles being played.

Liz Cheney's group, Keep America Safe, put out this video:

Those sympathetic to the radical cause are suffering sphincter knots. They take the higher ground espousing virtuously that lawyers shouldn't be tied to their clients crime. On the lower ground there are lawyers that defend because they are sympathetic to the cause.

Chavez makes good points all the way through and provoked a thought of the one angle missed. Say, a client has a defense attorney and reveals information under client/attorney privilege to the attorney. Then this attorney later joins a team that is to prosecute his former client. How can it be said this would be a prosecution on the high moral ground proffered by the DOJ ? .

No comments: