A Sad Day for Lawyers

Sessions' Swiss Cheese Memory

Sessions’ Abdication

At a speech on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the chief law enforcement officer for the United States, giggled and joined in when his audience chanted “Lock her up.”

Never mind that a room full of college students was metaphorically lynching someone. Never mind that Hillary Clinton has been absolved of any crimes by the FBI – a part of the Department of Justice that Attorney General Sessions is supposed to lead. Never mind that there are no criminal charges. Never mind that the chant itself is a pretty serious disavowal of any notions of due process or constitutional rights. Never mind Sessions’ oath to uphold the Constitution.

And faced with a chant to violate the law, the chief law enforcement officer giggled. And joined in.

It’s a sad day for any lawyer.