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John Edwards replaces legal team in campaign violations case
reuters ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | Leigh Jones

Posted on 08/19/2011 5:36:09 PM PDT by PROCON

(Reuters) - Former presidential candidate John Edwards has replaced the legal team defending him against criminal charges of campaign fund violations.

Edwards has hired Chadbourne & Parke partner Abbe Lowell, according to a document filed with the court on Friday. Lowell is a white-collar defense attorney.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0hbaby0hbaby; johnedwards; silkypony

Ah, silky pony doesn't like his LOIYERS....


1 posted on 08/19/2011 5:36:14 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Great stalling tactic.


2 posted on 08/19/2011 5:39:10 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: doc1019
Probably not a stalling tactic.

Usually closer to trial when they pull that trick.

More likely disagreements between client and defense team. Happens quite often when the defendant is a lawyer himself, even if he's never tried a criminal case. We had one lawyer here in town (now gone to his reward) who was constantly in trouble but could not keep a lawyer. He wound up representing himself and losing badly.

A word to the wise, John: shut up and let your lawyers do their job. A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.

3 posted on 08/19/2011 5:53:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: PROCON

"Edward's new lawyer, Abbe Lowell, was the chief investigative counsel for Republicans in the House of Representatives for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton."

4 posted on 08/19/2011 6:00:31 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: doc1019; AnAmericanMother
The reason for the switch could not immediately be confirmed. NPR reported that Edwards could not afford the Skadden partners.
5 posted on 08/19/2011 6:02:30 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I thought he was a billionaire?


6 posted on 08/19/2011 6:03:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: PROCON

Birds of a Feather

TT


7 posted on 08/19/2011 6:04:40 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: PROCON

This a@@hole is going to ruin my new favorite TV show “Suits” for me ...

TT


8 posted on 08/19/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
If NPR said the sun rose in the east, I would go outside and check.

They may be right, of course, but it would be purely a coincidence.

9 posted on 08/19/2011 6:06:15 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: doc1019

I’m shocked to read that Edwards might not have been able to afford the Skadden partners.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 6:08:00 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: TexasTransplant
This a@@hole is going to ruin my new favorite TV show “Suits” for me ...

I like that show too.

11 posted on 08/19/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: PROCON

He’s running out of money and they realize they have sqeezed him for all they will ever get.


12 posted on 08/19/2011 6:13:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Attorney Greg Craig was Jon Edward's former attorney.

"Craig has served as White House counsel under President Barack Obama.

He led the team that President Clinton assembled to defend him during impeachment hearings in 1998 and was a member of Clinton's trial team in the U.S. Senate."

13 posted on 08/19/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: PROCON
Edwards has hired Chadbourne & Parke partner Abbe Lowell, according to a document filed with the court on Friday.

He ought to contact the law firm of "Dewey, Cheatum and Howe!"

14 posted on 08/19/2011 6:21:07 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Naw, I recommend Metter, Fuchter & Lefter.


15 posted on 08/19/2011 6:26:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I wonder what a Skadden Arps partner costs. $2K/hr?


16 posted on 08/19/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

Wall Street’s Most Powerful Law Firm

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/23/skadden-merger-takeover-business-cx_df_0123skadden.html


17 posted on 08/19/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
"Edward's new lawyer, Abbe Lowell, was the chief investigative counsel for Republicans in the House of Representatives for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton."

Wow 50-50 chance and they got it wrong. Lowell was the investigative counsel for the Democrats.

18 posted on 08/19/2011 8:16:35 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: doc1019

Amen....it IS a stalling tactic.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 3:37:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Abbe Lowell was the attorney for the REPUBLICABS???? OMG!! No WONDER we lost that fight!!!


20 posted on 08/20/2011 3:39:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy; The Good Doctor

“During President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, Lowell served as chief investigative counsel to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2011/05/lowellchadbourne.html

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(This article says Lowell worked for Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings. The first article I read was incorrect.)


21 posted on 08/20/2011 6:36:28 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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