“The lawyers of the United States form a party which . . . acts upon the country imperceptibly, but finally fashions it to suit its own purposes,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville more than 160 years ago.
Since then, the influence of lawyers has only increased. That’s alarming because the legal establishment – most law schools, the top law firms, and the American Bar Association – has also swung firmly to the left. As America becomes increasingly multiracial and multiethnic, the last thing it needs is the institutionalization of group preferences. But the legal establishment has stood its politically correct ground.
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