Recruiting the legal servants for an authoritarian government
I think it's time that the legal profession begins to police its own members. Where are the law school Deans speaking out against this? Where are the law school faculty speaking out against this? Have law schools revised their curriculum to focus more on ethical behavior? Are they bringing in speakers who can address the problems with this behavior? The ABA and state bar associations need to speak up also, and loudly. Law firms need to speak against this type of behavior. Yes, you cannot make anyone ethical or moral but you can make it abundantly clear that this behavior is not acceptable and that the profession will not reward such behavior. These lawyers are rewarded not only by being a part of the government but also when they leave the government. The GA lawyers who've pled guilty did so with the understanding that they would be allowed to keep their ability to practice law. Who's going to hire them in the future, assuming Trump is not elected in 2024.
Your analysis is always spot on and, sadly, bone chilling.