There are a lot of hard working lawyers out there. Hundreds of thousands probably, furiously writing briefs and researching legal theory on many countless sleep-deprived nights. So when they heard that Alberto Gonzales won an award called "Lawyer of the Year," heads must have rolled. Even though the journal said it was for being in the news, the outrage forced them to retract the title and replace it.
From the ABA Journal:
CHICAGO Dec. 14, 2007 -- The ABA Journal posted an article titled “Lawyers of the Year 2007 & 2008” on ABA Journal.com, on Dec. 12, 2007. The article defined that term as the year’s biggest legal newsmaker, identifying former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as the major newsmaker of 2007. The Journal regrets that we did not make this theme clear.
We appreciate the feedback we’ve received, and we’re acting on it. So that there can be no confusion, the term “Lawyers of the Year” has been changed in the headline and story to “Newsmakers of the Year.” The story is otherwise unchanged from its original version.
This article, like all in the Journal, is the work of the magazine’s editorial staff. As is the magazine’s practice, it was not reviewed by the Journal’s volunteer Board of Editors, the ABA’s Board of Governors, or its officers, prior to publication. The Journal will continue to strive to provide high quality news to its readership.
Well he certainly made a lot of news in 2007, I can't wait to see him on the defensive for all of his crimes in 2008.