Scalia: Use Lawyers' Brilliant Minds for Something?
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported that Antonin Scalia expressed some frustration with the legal profession:
“I mean there’d be a ... public defender from Podunk, you know, and this woman is really brilliant, you know. Why isn’t she out inventing the automobile or, you know, doing something productive for this society?
“I mean lawyers, after all, don’t produce anything. They enable other people to produce and to go on with their lives efficiently and in an atmosphere of freedom. That’s important, but it doesn’t put food on the table, and there have to be other people who are doing that. And I worry that we are devoting too many of our very best minds to this enterprise.”
So what are you doing with YOUR brilliant mind?