The Burden of Our Privilege

Barry Malone
The easiest way to adhere to a lawyer’s oath is not to actively promote laws that are likely unconstitutional.

The easiest way to adhere to a lawyer’s oath is not to actively promote laws that are likely unconstitutional.

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Lawyers are the foot soldiers of our Constitution.

—The Lawyer Myth: A Defense of the American Legal Profession

Every lawyer in the United States swears an oath. Swearing the lawyer’s oath is the admission ticket to the privilege of practicing law. Each state’s oath varies. However, there is a similarity in all oaths: every lawyer swears to support the Constitution of the United States.

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