Senate Votes Down Former Mumia Lawyer

Debo Adegbile, who helped represent convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, was up for top civil rights post.

Washington Post: “Eight Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.),  joined with Republicans in voting against Debo Adegbile, whose nomination was adamantly and vocally opposed by conservatives due to his participation in an appeal filed on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal — an internationally-known prisoner convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.”

The lesson? Everybody has Constitutional rights. But some people might have fewer rights than others. The next time a high-profile defendant needs an attorney, don’t expect for him to get a good one. That way lies career suicide, apparently.