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How long can the Democratic public counter-memorandum remain redacted?

No. 1,428 The whole point of intelligence/counter-intelligence is obtaining secret information and keeping it secret.  In an effort to rebut a prior (unreacted) memo released by Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, the minority (pronounced Democrats) released a response which the White House would not approve, for National Security reasons, without serious redaction. The […]

The Founding Fathers and Slavery.

So, Michelle Bachman is being called a non-leader by some for making a statement that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to abolish slavery. When pressed about it, the only example that she could come up with was John Quincy Adams. Whereupon, she drew a certain measure of ridicule by certain persons tho declared John Quincy not to be a founding father. The critics were willing to admit that JQA worked to abolish slavery, though.

A Great Name.

No. 621 Lawyers:wouldn’t it be great to have a name that everybody knows and remembers? Some do, you know.  There are lawyers who are actually named Abraham Lincoln — or at least its part of their name. How many Abraham Lincolns do you think there among American lawyers living or dead? How does that stack […]

Only the Names have been Changed to Protect the Innocent.

Every Pittsburgh lawyer has been approached by people with too-ethnic, unpronounceable or slightly ribald names who, after much angst, decide to select a new one. Usually, they select an anglican equivalent to their foreign language surname. Some change their first names, too. Fact is, they are only trying to fit in.


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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