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Tort Law

Former White House lawyer ordered to pay $28.6M in beating of wife

Dec 18, 2013, 01:08 pm CST


There's someone out there who's aching--really aching--to tie Mr. Farren's crime to the Administration for which he worked. Wait for it ....

By Wine_Country_Dude on 2013 12 18, 8:56 pm CST

Ideally someone is really aching to tie Mr. Farren to a tree and administer a sound thrashing to him!

By Old Lawyer on 2013 12 18, 9:06 pm CST

@1: Comments on the Bush Administration would be off-topic. Please take note, future commenters.

- <b>Lee Rawles
Web Producer</b>

By Lee Rawles on 2013 12 18, 9:47 pm CST

@3 Gee, Lee, I think you may have inadvertently outted the protagonist in the story as a member of one two major political parties, violating your off-topic rule in the process.

I will say that the story summary above does a great job in deleting any reference whatsoever to political party, mentioning only that the protagonist worked in the White House, without suggesting who may have been President at the time.

By Yankee on 2013 12 18, 10:00 pm CST

Yankee @ 4: You chortled first, so the political party is a dead giveaway. Wanna go for the "Godwin" as well?

By BMF on 2013 12 18, 11:59 pm CST

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By B. McLeod on 2013 12 19, 12:37 am CST

Well, other lawyers in this administration decided that waterboarding is not torture....

By Jean Hyu on 2013 12 19, 1:02 am CST


Well said.

By Doodle Dandy on 2013 12 19, 2:21 am CST

I agree. Waterboarding was reprehensible. Providing the legal justification for drone strikes on US citizens abroad was left for the lawyers of a more enlightened, diverse and sensitive administration

By Wine_Country_Dude on 2013 12 19, 5:32 am CST


Nope, it was decided by the same admin.

By Doodle Dandy on 2013 12 19, 6:02 am CST

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