New MADD Strategy: Shut Down the Lawyers

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on April 23rd, 2008

The latest weapon in MADD’s "War on Drunk Driving":


Senate Measure Would Ban Lawyers

from DUI Advertising

Nashville, TN.  AP, April 22 — Defense attorneys would be banned from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases under a bill advancing in the Senate.

Sen. Rosalind Kurita, a Clarksville Democrat, successfully added the provision to a bill that would create an online registry of repeat DUI offenders in Tennessee.

Kurita says officials have a hard enough time convicting drunken drivers without lawyers advertising their expertise in the field and offering discounts to DUI defendants…


In another article appearing hours later, Senator Kurita explained her reasoning:  "Kurita said she pushed for the amendment because she was tired of suspected DUI offenders not being convicted."

Imagine that:  A citizen accused of a crime who is not convicted.  Intolerable!  There oughta be a law against that.

Another rational solution to the drunk driving problem…


(Thanks to David O’Shea.)

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