"... ours is a sick profession marked by incompetence, lack of training, misconduct and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice, and bad ethics can be observed in court houses all over this country every day ... these incompetents have a seeming unawareness of the fundamental ethics of the profession. ... the harsh truth is that ... we may well be on our way to a society, overrun by hordes of lawyers, hungry as locusts, and brigades of judges in numbers never before contemplated."
Justice Warren E. Burger
(1907-1995) Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1969-1986)
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Now that lawyers and judges have built a completely "litigious" society...no one is safe.
There is no "justice system"...just Laws
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    I'm with J on this one.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    We have a lawyer for president now.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    The American Bar Association is a monopolistic union that has corrupted the law to put them as gatekeepers to power. They have commercialized the common man into equitable interest, to be regulated and taxed like goods at market. Instead of defending our rights, they defend the twisted court system from which they derive their plunder. They write the laws that steal from us our labors and property. If there is ever to be a reformation in America, something will have to be done about the ABA in order to return to common law with the jury as final arbiters of the law and the facts.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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