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I am sure I am not the only person puzzled by your choice of headline: “How a Disbarred Lawyer Came to Deliver a Hero’s Final Plea” in your coverage of Congressman John Lewis’ funeral. Perhaps you can explain why former Mayor Bill Campbell’s bar status was relevant to the story. If you were aiming for coverage of lawyers who spoke at the service, you missed the fact that another “disbarred lawyer,” President Bill Clinton, also paid homage to Mr. Lewis. Of course, that fact was hardly relevant to his role at the service. Another lawyer, President Barack Obama, gave the eulogy and used the occasion as a clarion call for all of us to remember that John Lewis gave his life in pursuit of the higher calling of making the founding legal documents mean what the words say. Noting President Obama’s bar status, under the circumstances, would have added nothing to his classic warning and eulogy. I doubt very seriously the aim was to highlight lawyers appearing at the Homegoing service of the late, great John Lewis. So why the headline?

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