Thursday, December 13, 2007

Disgraced U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Named Lawyer of the Year By ABA Journal

The ABA Journal, the flagship publication of the American Bar Association, has named disgraced former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Lawyer of the Year for 2007:

"The top legal story of 2007 was unquestionably the unraveling of support for the Bush administration’s expansive view of presidential power during wartime, and with it, the slow-motion destruction of Alberto Gonzales’ reign as U.S. attorney general. Add to that the controversy over whether the administration fired eight U.S. attorneys for political reasons, and no single lawyer made more news in 2007 than Gonzales".
And there was also that little thing about the White House "torture memos" he wrote, the ones where the called the Geneva Conventions "quaint".

More on the legacy of Gonzales from the JURIST legal website.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:33 pm

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