The Bar Leans Left

After the A.B.A. takes some liberal stances, it hears again from Quayle

Historically, the American Bar Association has been a conservative group led by men in pinstripes and wing tips. But at this year's annual convention in San Francisco, the lawyers' group took a distinctly liberal turn. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton, who until 1991 chaired the A.B.A.'s commission on women, paid tribute to one of the profession's most recent female celebrities, Anita Hill. "All women who care about the equality of opportunity, about integrity and morality in the workplace, are in Professor Anita Hill's debt," said Clinton, a corporate lawyer. Hill received an award from the A.B.A. and a standing ovation from the...

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