Stances require democracy
April 14, 2023
Sometimes lawyers have to argue in favor of issues they are opposed to. For example, a lawyer dedicated to First Amendment rights may defend a pornographer on constitutional grounds, although he’s opposed to the proliferation of smut. Or a criminal defense lawyer may feel icky defending a child molester but will still vigorously defend his client because he believes in our system of “innocent until proven guilty.”
And sometimes a lawyer has to defend a county board’s right to declare their county a gun sanctuary even though he’s opposed to the idea.
The Duluth City Council recen...