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January 29, 2006

Law Students at Georgetown Turn Back on Gonzales

With pictures. LiveJournal captures an amazing event that occurred Friday:

Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him.

The short speech by Gonzales was followed by a panel discussion at which Daivd Cole, one of the GU law professors, said:

"When you're a law student, they tell you if say that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough.

In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."


Posted by Lynn Allen on January 29, 2006 at 10:13 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink


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