You're a smart kid. Do you really want to be a lawyer?I am hoping this provokes an argument between my two sons, one of whom is a lawyer.I mean lawyers, after all, don’t produce anything. They enable other people to produce and to go on with their lives efficiently and in an atmosphere of freedom. That’s important, but it doesn’t put food on the table and there have to be other people who are doing that....Scalia wonders why you aren't out "inventing the automobile or, you know, doing something productive for this society?"
And they appear here in the Court, I mean, even the ones who will only argue here once and will never come again. I’m usually impressed with how good they are. Sometimes you get one who’s not so good. But, no, by and large I don’t have any complaint about the quality of counsel, except maybe we’re wasting some of our best minds.
Regards — Cliff
PS: This issue came up indirect during the City Life Program this morning.