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By: J. Randolph Evans
In Georgia, Republican lawyers have always been a small and inconsequential lot. One hundred and fifty years of Democratic rule meant that as a practical matter their opinions were not worth much.
The fate of Republican lawyers started to change some as Republican Presidents came along with Presidential appointments to the federal bench and U.S. Attorneys’ offices. Even then, their influence was pretty weak because the Georgia bar remained dominated by Democratic lawyers. Indeed, a powerful few Democratic lawyers were actually household names enjoying the spoils of Democratic control.