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Re: If you were a millionaire, would you still go to law school?
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2004, 10:56:50 AM »
If one were forced to simplify in that manner, then it would be generally correct.  However, the ACLU is a nonpartisan group and protects all people (ranging from Communists to Rush Limbaugh) when their rights are infringed.  Their primary client is the Constitution.

Bull.

Could you show me evidence?  They can often be taken for a liberal group, but they have also championed the rights of conservatives.  At the very least, I think it's obvious that the ACLU takes cases on a less ideological basis than the ACLJ.

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« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2004, 07:37:37 PM »
You seem like a very smart intelligient young man totalbs.  All of your posts reflect that, as do your numbers.  The only think you lack is a bit of life experience, and that is where you will find the evidence that you have requested.  Not trying to put you down at all, you came along this board, instantly became a likeable guy, and showed you have knowledge in a lot of areas. Very few people have that at 21, I believe you said that was your age. 
And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply" So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why. He said "You look like a fine outstanding young man, I think you'll do.  So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign..

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« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2004, 08:41:21 PM »
you came along this board, instantly became a likeable guy, and showed you have knowledge in a lot of areas. 

This describes DOWNY perfectly.

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Re: If you were a millionaire, would you still go to law school?
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2004, 08:50:08 PM »
Yes, I am 21 and am biased toward the ACLU.  I do admit that they have a view of the Constitution that is not infallible and not free of bias.  However, I strongly stick to my claim that the ACLU takes cases on a less ideological basis than the ACLJ. 

My evidence:
On their website they list major fields of their work.  These headings are
Churches & Orgs
Education, incl. Creationism and Bible curriculum
Equal Acces, all of which pertain to religious use
Free Speech, incl. proselytizing
Judicial Nominations
Land Use & Zoning, spec. churches
Marriage
National Security
Patriotism & Religion, incl. display of decalogue
Pornography
Prayer, incl. prayer in schools
ProLife
Students Rights, all of which pertain to religion
Workplace Rights, all of which pertain to religion

I see 14 issue headings.  I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt and say that since I did not initially see religion explicitly tied to any of these, that Judicial Nominations, Marriage, National Security and Pornography are not related to religious (specifically Christian) issues.  That still leaves 10/14, or 71%.

The ACLU offers a similar list of 20 important issues it works for.  As I fully claim my bias, I recuse myself from examining those.  But I challenge anyone to find a more clearly ideological basis than is displayed by the ACLJ.

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Re: If you were a millionaire, would you still go to law school?
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2004, 09:16:51 PM »
Ok ummm well I have never heard of the ACLJ, and in no way was referring to it.  Slight misunderstanding.  I disagree about your comments - non partisonship of the ACLU. 
And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply" So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why. He said "You look like a fine outstanding young man, I think you'll do.  So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign..

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« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2004, 09:23:13 PM »
I agree that probably the vast majority of the ACLU's membership is also on the rolls as registered Democrats.  The causes they champion are also much more often heralded in the Democratic Party.

However, they are nonpartisan in the fact that they will never donate to a candidate's campaign nor tell its membership for whom they should vote.  I wasn't as clear as I should have been about that.

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« Reply #66 on: September 18, 2004, 09:39:50 PM »
I'd still go to law school but become a prosecutor. I wouldn't set foot in a firm EVVVER.  If I got bored with that, I'd go back to school and get a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and become a psychologist.  I would provide free therapy to poor people afflicted with anxiety and depression and hopefully change some lives for the better!  :)

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Re: If you were a millionaire, would you still go to law school?
« Reply #67 on: September 18, 2004, 10:02:56 PM »
  No...I would travel the world and take classes and stuff.  If I eventually got bored I'd probably just do volunteer work.  (I guess there's a slight chance I'd go to law school and then do pro bono work...)

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Re: If you were a millionaire, would you still go to law school?
« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2004, 12:26:22 PM »
I have actually had this conversation before as well. Yes I would still go to law school. Then I would start a practice doing only pro-bono child advocacy law.
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