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With so many lawyers running for president, there's a natural curiosity about their choices for legal advisers. Slate's Emily Bazelon posed that question to the lawyer-candidates (plus non-lawyer John McCain) and reports on the responses here. (H/T to ABA News which offers a summary list.) Bazelon noticed that "Republican campaigns like talk about legal advisers more than Democratic ones," and provided comprehensive lists of lawyers and law professors. To me, the Republicans' preparation seems like a bit of role reversal given that generally, Republicans seem less hospitable to lawyers than Democrats. John Edwards' opponents routinely denigrate him as a slick trial lawyer beholden to the interests of other trial lawyers,  while Hillary Clinton is often critiqued for sounding too lawyerly. 

In addition to inquiring about their legal teams, Bazelon also asked candidates about their LSATs. Here, Republican and Democrat candidates all took the same position:  no comment. 

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on November 26, 2007 at 06:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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