Liberals working for DAs? Is it rare?

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In your experience, DAs offices are typically:

Totally conservative
0
No votes
Mostly conservative
5
24%
Slightly conservative
3
14%
Equally liberal/conservative
1
5%
Slightly liberal
0
No votes
Mostly liberal
2
10%
Totally liberal
1
5%
It makes no difference whether they're conservative/liberal
9
43%
 
Total votes: 21

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Liberals working for DAs? Is it rare?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:13 pm

Anyone have experience with this? Is the stereotype of the prosecution as homogenously-conservative accurate?

I'm not implying that it ought to be one way or the other, but as someone who is somewhat left-of-center, it would influence my career-path decisions were there an overwhelming bias (in either direction, really--but I assume that there is at least a small net conservative bias among prosecutors). The very few impressions I've gotten from people who do prosecutorial work suggests to me that there is a substantial bias, but I have no way of knowing whether that has more to do with just the geographical area they were from, or whether they were representative of the vocation as a whole.

Any info on the topic is appreciated.

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Re: Liberals working for DAs? Is it rare?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:16 pm

As rare as when the blue moon rises and pigs take wing to the sky...

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Re: Liberals working for DAs? Is it rare?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:20 pm

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Re: Liberals working for DAs? Is it rare?

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:28 pm

I work in criminal defense. I think a good general rule of thumb is that the DA's office is going to swing a bit to the right of the area it's located.




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