Letter to the Editor

Prosecutors are More Ethical Than the Rest of Us? I Had No Idea

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From way up here in the country in northwest Georgia, I read with great interest the instructions of Spencer Lawton in his letter to the editor (Daily Report, Nov. 12, 2013). Here I am practicing law for 28 years and had no idea that prosecutors were held to a higher ethical standard than the rest of us.

I have no extraordinary opinions regarding Mr. {Graham] Thorpe's nomination or his subsequent act of withdrawing his name from consideration as a member of the JQC. However, as a member of the profession, I do take great exception to Mr. Lawton's characterization of the rest of the members of the JQC as "sleaze."

Mr. Lawton must have the honor of speaking from on high, indeed, to make such venomous pronouncements against our brothers at the Bar whom he doubtless has never faced in a trial or other meaningful forum. We non-prosecutor attorneys must now live the rest of our careers with the realization that we practice in a parallel, yet sleazy, world compared to that of Mr. Lawton and his brethren.

W. Wright Gammon Jr.


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  • Lawrence Zimmerman

    Wasn't it Spencer Lawton who had to re-try Jim Williams four times because Lawton did some underhanded things as the District Attorney? Then Mr. Williams was finally acquitted after those unethical things that the Supreme Court discussed at length. I am just saying.

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