The Law: Love of Client--or Law?

"/ only defend those whose goals I share. I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love."

So said William Kunstler, the controversial lawyer for the Chicago Seven. If anything, it seemed like a mild statement from a man whose inflammatory campus speeches across the country had provoked serious doubts about his standing as a lawyer. Now Kunstler has come under sharp criticism in a lead editorial of the American Bar Association Journal.

One of the law's most venerable ideals, the Journal notes, is that in the interests of justice lawyers should represent even those they hate. From John Adams'...

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