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Monday, May 14, 2007

Dear Fellow Harvard Law School Alumnus

it's a major slap in the face when your law school classmates band together to write a letter telling you how ashamed of you they are...
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who has been under fire from politicians in both parties, was assailed today by several dozen of his classmates at Harvard Law School, Class of 1982.

“As lawyers, and as a matter of principle, we can no longer be silent about this administration’s consistent disdain for the liberties we hold dear,” those classmates said in a letter to Mr. Gonzales today. “Your failure to stand for the rule of law, particularly when faced with a president who makes the aggrandized claim of being a unitary executive, takes this country down a dangerous path.”

The letter urged President Bush and Mr. Gonzales “to relent from this reckless path, and begin to restore respect for the rule of law we all learned to love many years ago.”


It was clear from the letter that his classmates’ unhappiness with Mr. Gonzales predated the controversy over the fired prosecutors. They accused him, for instance, of “sweeping aside the Geneva Conventions to justify torture” and generally trampling on civil liberties.

and it's going to be an even bigger slap in the face when this hits...
Mr. Gonzales’s Harvard classmate critics are to further express their dissatisfaction on Tuesday in a quarter-page advertisement in The Washington Post.

and, while they didn't expressly call for his resignation, one of the group represented his colleagues' thoughts this way...
[David M. Abromowitz, a Boston lawyer and one of the signers], said there was “a range of views” among the critics on whether the letter should call on Mr. Gonzales to step aside. As for why it did not, Mr. Abromowitz said, “If he left, it wouldn’t solve the problem.”

what an interesting comment... and, i agree... gonzo's resignation won't solve the problem... the problem(s) can be squarely located at 1600 pennsylvania avenue...
75 of the approximately 500 members of the class were contacted, and that more than 50 signed the letter.


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