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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Question on a legal term
What’s it called when a lawyer’s client tells the lawyer exactly what he/she wants as a result of the lawyer’s ‘opinion’?
This is exactly what happened with Yoo and Bybee with the ‘client’ being Addington representing Cheney and, by extension Bush.
In reading today’s NY Times Business section article about how Bank of America claims it ‘relied’ on outside lawyers to determine the legality of keeping Merrill Lynch bonus information secret from B of A shareholders I was struck by the similarity.

There must be a cute word for this in the legal world. Does anybody know what it is?


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