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I covered this yesterday here. The following is a key portion of the court’s 129-page opinion as it relates to Jim Letten:

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Letten knew for months that attorneys in his office who were supervising the criminal prosecution of New Orleans cops were engaged in a vicious blogging campaign — yet Letten did not act.

The behavior of the attorneys certainly subjects them to disbarment. And Letten had an ethical obligation to report professional misconduct of this nature, but he did not.

Jim Letten is the same U.S. attorney in charge of the office that prosecuted James O’Keefe.

Tulane Law School admitted a murderer as a student. Now, it has a dean who knowingly supervised some of the shadiest and most dishonest behavior by lawyers I have ever heard of. Students there — and the Tulane board of trustees – should question the wisdom of this man being in a position to teach law students.

As the judge noted in the opinion:

With a history of unprecedented events and acts, consideration of the defendant’s motion [for a new trial] has taken the Court on a legal odyssey unlike any other.

 

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And this is significant ... why? Letten is a Dean. Full stop. I don't suppose one can characterize employing him as an Assistant outrage.
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Lawyers- educated liars and thieves - what do we call 10 lawyers at bottom of sewage pit? A start
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One correction: David D. Meyer is the "current dean of Tulane Law," not Letten. Tulane's website lists Letten as one of seven assistant deans.
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And this is significant ... why? Letten is a Dean. Full stop. I don't suppose one can characterize employing him as an Assistant outrage.
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It's significant because it's factually incorrect to say that Letten is "Dean at Tulane Law" and thus imply that he is the head of the institution, as you did here. He's not the head of the institution. Simple as that. Do you have something against getting your facts straight?
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The most significant issue is the fact Tulane pays him to be a dean, not what level of Dean he has attained. He is paid to teach law students. He behaved as he did in this case. That to most people would be the significant issue. The story says "Now, it has a dean." That is accurate.
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A fish rots from the head!
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Lawyers- educated liars and thieves - what do we call 10 lawyers at bottom of sewage pit? A start
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Now don't go insulting liars and thieves by associating them with lawyers.
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Some see the light and esquire to be bloggers. Some, while with their bellies to the Bar, have their necks on the block in exposing their errant fellows.
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Tulane motto: Non Sibi Sed Suis - Not for oneself, but for one's own

Maybe Tulane is just right for him.
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