Thursday, December 03, 2009

Swimming a cat and hitting lawyers

We are not talking about a swinging cat, err panther, with a Duke at its tail.
Pittsburgh solicitor nominee claims no conflict - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review'I don't think you could swing a cat in this town and not hit a lawyer who hasn't sued the city,' Dowd said. 'What's important here is that we have a solicitor here who can uphold the law and advise the city.'
It is one thing to have that cat hit a lawyer who has ever sued the city in the past. It is another thing to have that cat hit a lawyer who is presently bringing a suit against the city -- and seeking to be the city's attorney -- at the same time. The suit is in the present tense, not the past.

If a conflict of interst exists, and I think one is present, then the way to fix it is to have the law firm of Mr. Reagan, drop the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, I guess this ONE attorney, is the judge, jury and witnesses. Silly, silly, silly stuff goes on in council. They could have a comedy show there, really....

There is no conflict. And, lets presume he was representing a party adverse to the city, he'd simply have to stop the representation, and then there would be no conflict.

More like drowning and throwing darts at water balloons...