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September 17, 2014

Nelson Mullins Mourns Ex-Rep. Butler Derrick

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, which tapped the late Rep. Butler Derrick to open its Washington office in 2004, is mourning the South Carolina Democrat, who died Monday at age 77.

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“Since opening the Washington office, Butler helped us grow in the nation’s capital, which today has more than 40 attorneys and policy advisers. Butler leaves a legacy of gentility and professionalism that won’t soon be forgotten on the Hill or at Nelson Mullins,” Managing Partner Jim Lehman said.

Would that all people who work and strive in the capital city aim to be known for their “gentility and professionalism.”

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICAN SENATE NEEDS TO PASS THE LONG AWAITED UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL, FOR THE 2.6 MILLION OF FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. SINCE LAST DECEMBER, MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE FACED FINANCIAL RUIN, HAVE FACED EVICTION, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE PLAYING THEIR “PARTY POLITICS” IN THE SENATE. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE “ELECTED OFFICIALS” TO START REPRESENTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND NOT THE XL OIL PIPELINE LOBBY INTEREST. THAT IS THE REASON FOR THIS FIVE MONTH DELAY AND BATTLE IN THE SENATE TO PASS THE EXTENSION BILL. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN HOLDING THE EXTENSION BILL AS “HOSTAGE” UNTIL THEIR “SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP” GETS THEIR OIL PIPLINE APPROVED. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE ACTUALLY ASSISTED WITH MAKING THESE UNFORTUNATE FAMILIES SUFFER, IN ORDER TO GET THEIR OWN BILL PASSED BY THE PRESIDENT. AS A “FORMER” REPUBLICAN, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I WILL NEVER AGAIN VOTE FOR THEIR PARTY.

  • Pale Ryder

    Collectivists assert that society is a creation of the legislator’s genius and magically exists apart from the individuals who comprise it.

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