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Old 04-10-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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How many cases has he been involved in? How many trials has he been involved with? The answer would suprise you.
Did you know that most lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom? Not every lawyer is a litigator. In fact the job of most lawyers is to prevent litigation in the first place.

That said, if he clerked for a judge, it's safe to say that he was intimately involved with several cases.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Did you know that most lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom? Not every lawyer is a litigator. In fact the job of most lawyers is to prevent litigation in the first place.

That said, if he clerked for a judge, it's safe to say that he was intimately involved with several cases.
My point is Mr. L had way more experience in most aspects in public AND private duties including law than Mr. O has. Yet people try to make a comparision. There is no comparision.

I am not drinking the Kool Aid.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: South Side
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My point is Mr. L had way more experience in most aspects in public AND private duties including law than Mr. O has. Yet people try to make a comparision. There is no comparision.

Actually, when you compare Mr. L's rafting on the Ohio, railsplitting and surveying next to Mr. O's community organizing and lawyering, it is fair to say and obvious that Mr. O has spent a much greater percentage of his worklife lawyering than Mr. L ever did. To my recollection, Mr. O never clerked for a judge.

However, Mr. O taught at the U of C law school. That's actually mensch work. Thirty years ago a commentator called it "like playing Mozart at Beiruth", if you get the reference. He wasn't a professor but he wasn't a Bigelow, either.

And I personally know of lawyers who opposed Mr. O in several cases. Basically, I think he has had a credible law career which many would envy.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Newt Minow -- as head of the FCC he called TV a "vast wasteland" in the sixties. He attended Northwestern Law School but his daughter went to the law school at U of C.

As to senators, if someone spends their entire law career as a clerk, lawyer and law professor in IL, I think that should classify as "a fairly large law career" in IL.
Who did he clerk for then???????????????????????????
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: South Side
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He clerked at a law firm ( I believe Schiff, Hardin). That's where he met Michelle.
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