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No Such Thing As Equality In This Judge’s Courtroom…

Judge Richard Kopf, 67, is the senior judge in the U.S. District Court for Nebraska. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush in 1992. The following is a direct quote from the Judges blog, written by him…

Around these parts there is a wonderfully talented and very pretty female lawyer who is in her late twenties. She is brilliant, she writes well, she speaks eloquently, she is zealous but not overly so, she is always prepared, she treats others, including her opponents, with civility and respect, she wears very short skirts and shows lots of her ample chest. I especially appreciate the last two attributes.

In a recent case involving this fine young lawyer every female law clerk in the building slipped in and out of the courtroom to observe her. I am not exaggerating. I later learned that word had gotten around about this lawyer’s dress. Acknowledging that the lawyer was really good, the consensus of the sisterhood was uniformly critical. “Unprofessional” was the word used most often. To a woman, the law clerks seethed and sneered. They were truly upset.

…how on earth can any female lawyer, plaintiff or defendant expect a fair shake in his presence??????


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