September 1, 2020 Letters
“The Mindful Lawyer: Furthering the Cause of Justice,” posted in the online version of the News on July 24, included in its first paragraph “Protesters, advocates, and lawyers have united to demand meaningful change; calling for an end to systemic racism, police brutality in communities of color; and encouraged personal and institutional reflection to further anti-racism.”
For meaningful change, there needs to be more minding of the call to end systemic “blamism.”
For meaningful change, there needs to be more minding of the call to decrease fatality in communities of color caused by members of those communities of color.
For meaningful change, there needs to be more minding of the call encouraging practical and indefatigable rejection of failed leftist paternalism to further anti-statism.
The News also posted, on August 4, a promotion of another disquisition in its years-long inquisition to disgorge explicit bias and even implicit bias, with those debarring biases and rebarring new ones collectively crowing “eliminating bias is crucial because it denies the profession access to the intellectual capital it needs to flourish.” Essentially, everyone should be treated equally.
I agree that eliminating bias is crucial because it denies the profession access to the intellectual capital it needs to flourish. Such is why the explicit and implicit bias of affirmative action-turned diversity-turned diversity and inclusion needs to end. Everyone should be treated equally.
Lawyers Making a Difference
Lawyers have been making a difference in 2020, even if the press has not reported much about the contributions lawyers have made and continue to make, just by doing their jobs.
A federal judge in Portland ordered federal agencies not to use force against clearly identified “Press” and “Legal Observers.” The uniformed federal agents continued to use force against the press and legal observers after the judge’s order.
Acting quickly, the lawyers went back to federal court five days after the judge entered the order. On behalf of their clients, the lawyers filed a motion to hold the feds in contempt and to impose sanctions for violations of the judge’s order on Tuesday, July 28.
Within hours, the feds agreed to leave. They made their announcement the next day, Wednesday, July 29, that they are leaving Portland.
All lawyers who make a difference deserve our respect. These lawyers in Portland also deserve our thanks.