Three reasons Karen Budd-Falen is unfit to lead the Bureau of Land Management
Greg Zimmerman
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What the author and commenters miss is that Karen B-F is an attorney, a fired gun. If your client pays your retainer and hourly rate you advocate the position taken by your client, even if it is a dead loser. It is the client’s interests and money, not the attorney’s. Saying that she is unqualified because she has represented certain clients, who paid for her representation, is like saying a criminal defense attorney or a prosecutor is unqualified to be a judge because they would favor the side of their former clients.

In interests of full disclosure Karen was one of my law school classmates (Univ. of Wyo. College of Law, 1987).

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