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    Law firmís gifts to Democrats bring questions
    Despite scandal, top candidates still taking donations from Milberg Weiss

    Over the years, as it became Exhibit A for critics of shareholdersí class-action lawsuits, the law firm of Milberg Weiss often enjoyed the support of Democrats who called the suits an invaluable weapon in the universal conflict between big business and the little guy.

    The Democrats, in turn, enjoyed the support of Milberg Weiss and its partners, who together contributed more than $7 million to the partyís candidates since the 1980s.

    Last year, the firm was indicted on federal charges of fraud and bribery. But the political partnership has not been entirely severed. Since the indictment, 26 Democrats around the country, including four presidential candidates, have accepted $150,000 in campaign contributions from people connected to Milberg Weiss, according to state and federal campaign finance records. And some Democrats have taken public actions that potentially helped the firm or its former partners.

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21353422/
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    Law firmís gifts to Democrats bring questions
    Despite scandal, top candidates still taking donations from Milberg Weiss

    Over the years, as it became Exhibit A for critics of shareholdersí class-action lawsuits, the law firm of Milberg Weiss often enjoyed the support of Democrats who called the suits an invaluable weapon in the universal conflict between big business and the little guy.

    The Democrats, in turn, enjoyed the support of Milberg Weiss and its partners, who together contributed more than $7 million to the partyís candidates since the 1980s.

    Last year, the firm was indicted on federal charges of fraud and bribery. But the political partnership has not been entirely severed. Since the indictment, 26 Democrats around the country, including four presidential candidates, have accepted $150,000 in campaign contributions from people connected to Milberg Weiss, according to state and federal campaign finance records. And some Democrats have taken public actions that potentially helped the firm or its former partners.

    The rest of the story here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21353422/
    I think most of us up here would agree that the system is broken and in need of reform. If you care to discuss this intelligently without resorting to the "blame game" then I think it could be interesting to see if we could all arrive at some common understanding as to how to improve the system (to the fullest extent possible).

    However, if you intended this to be a rhetorical poke in the eye then it should be obvious to all that you're literally throwing rocks from glass houses....to which I'll simply say, "thanks but no thanks."

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