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In the Northern District of Texas, an appellate lawyer described by his boss as one of the "best and brightest" in the district is leaving the job he loves at the end of the month.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:22 am
Public defenders don't make good managers, that's what they need.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:42 am
Noted thanks

Dandelion G. (383)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 11:39 am
•With only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population – that makes us the world’s largest jailer.
•Since 1970, our prison population has risen 700%.
•One in 99 adults are living behind bars in the U.S. This marks the highest rate of imprisonment in American history.
•One in 31 adults are under some form of correctional control, counting prison, jail, parole and probation populations.

Maybe we could of saved his job and others if we didn't put so many people in jail for non violent offenses. This war on drugs has been a war upon ourselves. We allow the Theives on Wall St. to rob us of billions and they get raises and stay in their jobs, the homeless get thrown in jail for sleeping in the woods and people who feed the hungry are also put in jail. Whistle blowers are fined and jailed while the criminals that dodged the taxes get to reap the profits.

I appreciate his personal sacrifice as he figured he could find another job whereas the others have less experience to do so, his was one job, his salary obviously equivilant to several of theirs. But that now means that those less able to hire on good defensive has the less experienced to defend them which means perhaps more innocent end up in jail, increasing the rolls and taxpayers expense as they must pay to keep the prisoners in jail.

Winn Adams (218)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:25 pm

Jason S. (50)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:47 pm
Good posting, thanks

Billie C. (2)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:53 pm
yet we can spend 700,000 on nato buildings gardens. try getting rid of the waste and the good stuff won't have to be cut. of course then obama can't scream and yell about how bad it is to cut anything.

Sherri G. (128)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:34 am
The lawyer who fired himself to save 3 other jobs is quite a guy. Thanks for the posting

paul m. (93)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:06 am


Stephanie Reap (192)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:49 am
amazing guy, TY for sharing

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:42 am
As always, Dandelion makes some great points! Great post and great comments. Thanks, Cal!

Robert K. (31)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:03 am
All sequestration should be limited to the red states that take and the effects should not impact the blue states that give more than they get. Let those who caused the problem be the only victims.

Lois Jordan (61)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:51 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. And, thank you, Dandelion, for your excellent comment.
These spending cuts are always hurting those who need help the most. Funding disappears for crucially needed programs while the stock market once again is pushing towards 15,000. It is an absolute crime the way Congress--in conjunction with banksters, dirty energy lobbyists, Corporate war profiteers, etc.---has nearly destroyed "working America." Reverse Robin Hood in action. Keep pestering your Congress critters & POTUS.
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