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Former Del. JOE MAY attacks LAWYERS! PEOPLE who have been HELPED by a GOOD LAWYER ought to contact MAY!

I found this article from Leesburg Today about the special election up next Tuesday, Jan 21.  While many are rightly outraged about the remarks comparing Tea Party activists to rapists by the Democrat, I am outraged by the gratuitous attack on attorneys by the independent hopeful, former GOP delegate Joe T. May:

In addition to representing partisan agendas both of my opponents happen to be lawyers. I have still not met any voters who say we need more lawyers in public office. What we do need are innovative thinkers and community oriented leaders.”

In fact we did not have enough lawyers in the Virginia General Assembly to totally fill the two Courts of Justice committee!  The number of lawyers has steadily declined since the Byrd days.  It is about 23 out of 140 total members.

Del. May owes lawyers and their clients an apology.  What about Thurgood Marshall – fighting for civil rights?  Melvin Belli and other personal injury attorneys who fought (and fight) for their injured clients?  Is the nation safer for their efforts?  Of course it is.  How about those lawyers who were involved in the efforts to bring democracy to Eastern Europe and the former (Thank God!) Soviet Union that the ABA set up?  What about the lawyers who represent victims of crime – prosecutors?  How about legal aid lawyers and public defenders?  How about those who do domestic cases to help people get what they deserve from a former spouse?  How about patent and copyright lawyers?

So, I would be excited to see people contact former Del. May at his campaign FB page and tell him:  My lawyer helped me XYZ.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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