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Speaks for itself. No idea what her views are, but I’ll look forward to finding out.
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Sep 9 •
So, here's my big (for me) announcement: I am retiring from the active practice of law in the courts. I will no longer be representing clients in litigation (criminal, civil, appeal, administrative) matters or defending investigations. I am done being a working litigator.
What I am not doing is "retiring" from public life. I am not closing my litigation practice to "spend more time with my family." No. I am done being an in-court lawyer because:
I'll have more to say later, but the bottom line is, after 26 years, & especially the last few, I have come to an inescapable conclusion: there is no justice to be had in our "justice" system. I am no longer willing to participate in a system that I consider to be a total farce.
My status as a practicing litigator has constrained me from speaking truth to and about the system. With that constraint removed, I will not be silent any longer.
The state of our institutions - particularly the criminal "justice" ones, but also the federal civil courts - is dire, & is unacceptable for a functioning republic. They must be radically overhauled & reformed, & a renewed emphasis on first principles restored.
Lawyers working from inside the system can make some changes, but not the radical reforms that we now need. Some of us will need to be outside the system to do what is necessary & what can only be done by speaking freely.
That can't be done by me personally unless I no longer have clients whose interests I am honor-bound to place above those of the system and the nation. So, I am changing that to chart a new course.
The decision to do so was made only recently, although after a long period of contemplation. But recent events - national, personal, & with regard to my caseload - have made it clear to me that the time is now right to begin this new chapter.
In the short run, I will be winding up, transitioning, or finishing up the remaining client matters that I have in process, which may continue in one or two cases into next year. These are but a very few in number though.
I may in future again testify as an expert in clearances & I will probably still provide consulting advice to people who need help w/the clearance process.
But, in the main, & for the foreseeable future, I am going to be focusing on our most urgent needs as a nation.
We must rededicate ourselves to the rule of law, to federalism, to free speech, to true tolerance, to the Bill of Rights, to liberty values.
We have lost our connection to these things. We must find it again. We will lose the Republic if we don't.
So, I am going to be taking a short break, starting tonight, to recharge & reorganize after my recent projects & also to prepare myself to take up these challenges. A new course requires a clearing of the decks, a re-stocking of provisions, & a re-rigging of the sails.
I leave you for now with this observation from Elmer Davis:
"This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it."
We need now to screw up our courage and do what needs doing to preserve the Republic. No one else is going to do it for us.
It will not be easy. Nothing worth doing is.
The Republic is absolutely worth it.
And we will do it.