“Birds of a feather flock together” and “a man is known by the company he keeps” might be the kinds of facile heuristics (or “mental shortcuts”) that misinform more often than they inform. There may be no better illustration than this than lawyers. How could it possibly be fair to taint lawyers with their clients’ actions?
Minnesota Jordan Kushner has had some pretty extraordinary clients. He has represented the living dead. He represented a University of Minnesota mortuary science student who got into trouble based on posting menacing fantasies on Facebook (and who then, sadly, she died young under tragic circumstances), and, most recently, Kushner notched a win for a convicted sex offender raped by his cell-mate. I have no idea how or why it is that Mr. Kusher has gotten these clients. But who cares? Congratulations to Mr. Jordan Kushner on the recent win! (Actually, the common thread is First Amendment rights and civil rights.)