where he listed himself down as an alumni of Harvard Law School.
While attempting to verify that fact (he attended an open “summer workshop”), I found the above, here, and also this:
Meddling Lawyers Continue To Roil GLBT Legal Strategy
Do you even want to hear about the maniacs that persist in challenging federal marriage law in Orange County? I don’t know what’s going on in the minds of the two gay guys who have brought this lawsuit. But their attorney is an ambulance chaser named Richard C. Gilbert who lists “Harvard Law School (PIL)” under “education” on his (now defunct) Web site. Know what PIL stands for? It stands for “Program of Instruction for Lawyers,” which is a series of summer lectures and workshops that are open to anyone. Gilbert actually graduated from Middle of Nowhere Law School, (Western State University in Fullerton, to be exact), and his yellow page ads herald his rates as “half the price” of other lawyers. The cheap creep has plowed into federal court in Southern California like a bull in a china shop, and as of last week, the dumbo managed to lose a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Shall we put “alleged” dumbo? No, because we read his inept legal brief at some point last year and while we’re not going to dig it out, we recall that Mr. Gilbert is not one of the legal profession’s brightest lights. Anyway, thank you Mr. G., for a 33-page published federal court ruling upholding DOMA, which if I’m not mistaken, is only the second such opinion on record. (The first was thanks to Ellis Rubin in Florida, another loose cannon who had gay and lesbian lawyers practically on their knees begging him to pull the plug on his various litigious projects in the Sunshine State. To his credit, he did not appeal his federal loss.) In our latest gratuitous defeat, Judge Gary Taylor dismissed the idea that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marriage like everyone else, and (after applying the lowest possible standard of review) determined that a public interest in the context of procreation was enough to justify the section of DOMA that defines marriage as a heterosexual status for all federal purposes. And how did Gilbert react? Why, he announced immediate plans to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he risks turning a bad result into an all-out disaster!
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