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Reportedly Laid-Off Lawyer is an Apparent Suicide at Kilpatrick Stockton
American Bar Association Journal ^ | Apr 30, 2009 | Debra Cassens Weiss

Posted on 05/01/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid

A lawyer who reportedly was laid off earlier this week at Kilpatrick Stockton apparently committed suicide this morning at the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Mark Levy, a 59-year-old Yale Law School graduate who headed the firm's Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice group, died this morning at the firm's office, according to an e-mailed statement from the firm's co-managing partner and a report in Legal Times. Levy also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice as a senior political appointee during the Clinton administration.

The firm doesn't address Levy's cause of death, but Legal Times indicates that he committed suicide, citing a metropolitan police report that a male committed suicide this morning in the same Washington, D.C., block. According to Above the Law, the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

(Excerpt) Read more at abajournal.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: banglist
Mark Levy argued on behalf of the Clinton Department of Justice for the Brady Bill that required waiting periods and background checks on the purchase of handguns.
1 posted on 05/01/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Dude... you made my day! I spit up laughing at this!


2 posted on 05/01/2009 11:06:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Paging Alannis Morisette !
Paging Alannis Morisette !


3 posted on 05/01/2009 11:06:52 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: The KG9 Kid

Pretty damn funny.


4 posted on 05/01/2009 11:07:20 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
The firearm was illegal, right, since it was in DC?

So if anyone in the firm knew about it and didn't report it they could be subject to legal consequences?

Gun control for the average citizen but not for the elite in Congress or in high-powered law firms?


5 posted on 05/01/2009 11:07:50 AM PDT by cgbg (Cap and trade + electric cars = stranded and broke.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

What a terrible story!


6 posted on 05/01/2009 11:08:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: pnh102

Head stone reads “Did not handle adversity well.”


7 posted on 05/01/2009 11:08:57 AM PDT by library user
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To: cgbg
Reports are that the handgun was registered to him in Maryland.

Bringing it into DC to commit suicide is double-extra-illegal.

8 posted on 05/01/2009 11:09:19 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: pnh102
Dude... you made my day! I spit up laughing at this!

Well, Mr. Sensitive, did you even once consider the fact that a perfectly functioning firearm is now covered in a corrosive solution?
9 posted on 05/01/2009 11:11:27 AM PDT by 109ACS (Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

He knew the Clinton’s, right? Fostered.


10 posted on 05/01/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart.........2012--can't come soon enough.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Most lawyers would have just filed a lawsuit. I guess he figured he sucked so bad he wouldn’t win, so he went with Plan B.


11 posted on 05/01/2009 11:12:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: 109ACS

That pistol might fetch a premium price at the right gun show...


12 posted on 05/01/2009 11:12:18 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

This is what happens when you are no longer “useful” to The Cause.


13 posted on 05/01/2009 11:13:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/INSIDE-WASHINGTON-Rude-apf-15091434.html/print)
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To: TigersEye

ping


14 posted on 05/01/2009 11:20:03 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: 109ACS
Well, Mr. Sensitive, did you even once consider the fact that a perfectly functioning firearm is now covered in a corrosive solution?

That poor firearm. :(

15 posted on 05/01/2009 11:25:38 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Whatever his position on gun control - the position you argue as a lawyer is not always what you really believe, so it's hard to tell here - what a tragic waste.

Apparently he was given 48 hours notice of his termination. Makes you wonder if the firm is rethinking how they handled this.

Obviously there was more going on in Levy's life before the layoff. And it's sobering to realize - if a superstar like this guy can get axed, no one is really safe. Or at least not in the legal community.

16 posted on 05/01/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT by The Iguana
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To: The KG9 Kid

Levy also worked for Sam Alito in the Reagan Justice Department - some interesting twists in his legal career, that’s for sure.


17 posted on 05/01/2009 11:31:32 AM PDT by The Iguana
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To: The Iguana
To turn Josef Stalin's infamous quote on it's head, "Millions of deaths are a tragedy, one death is a statistic."

He's just become another statistic that the anti-gunners will use when they compile the yearly deaths related to firearms. I suppose it's his last service to the Brady Campaign.

Blessings and best wishes for his family.

18 posted on 05/01/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The Iguana
Yeah, he worked for Samuel Alito just long enough to compile a double-agent character assassination report for the Senate Judiciary Committee that tried to shoot down the Alito nomination.

That's my guess. You bet they're that dirty.

19 posted on 05/01/2009 11:35:30 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Man. Hopefully thousands of more lawyers will follow his lead.


20 posted on 05/01/2009 11:47:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: The KG9 Kid; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
When I wake up tomorrow I'll feel terrible about laughing at this...so I'm not going to go to bed tonight.


21 posted on 05/01/2009 12:28:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: The KG9 Kid

What a selfish SOB


22 posted on 05/01/2009 1:45:31 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Why?? Isn’t she a singer??/


23 posted on 05/01/2009 2:40:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

And so it begins.

Apparently there were no visible spilled beans on the floor of the murdered lawyers office.


24 posted on 05/01/2009 2:44:27 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes.
Isn’t it ironic?


25 posted on 05/01/2009 3:52:33 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: The KG9 Kid

***Bringing it into DC to commit suicide is double-extra-illegal. ****

Reminds me of the line in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM...”It’s against the law to commit suicide! The penalty is death!”


26 posted on 05/02/2009 1:12:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I have never heard of laying off a lawyer. Couldn’t the guy just fabricate some charges and go out and sue somebody? Kind of like Eliot Spitzer or one of many up and coming prosecuting attorneys?


27 posted on 05/03/2009 7:30:05 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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