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Clinton-era appointee dead in apparent suicide (Mark Levy)
WJLA DC ^ | April 30, 2009

Posted on 04/30/2009 5:25:41 PM PDT by RDTF

Washington - An attorney who served in the Clinton administration was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide at his Washington law office. Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, an Atlanta-based firm, confirmed in a statement that attorney Mark Levy had died.

"Mark Levy was well known and highly respected for his successful appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States," said Bill Dorris, the firm's co-managing partner.

Levy was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice between 1993 and 1995 and served five years in the Solicitor General's office.

(Excerpt) Read more at wjla.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: arkancide; clintonistas; lawyers; marklevy; suicide

1 posted on 04/30/2009 5:25:44 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

And the HITS just keep on comin’....


2 posted on 04/30/2009 5:27:09 PM PDT by steveo
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To: RDTF

Hill’s in office now. Arkancide?


3 posted on 04/30/2009 5:27:45 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: RDTF

Ha someone started a Obamacide list yet ?


4 posted on 04/30/2009 5:27:57 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: steveo

Arkan/obamacide


5 posted on 04/30/2009 5:28:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: RDTF; All

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2009/apr/18/right-wing-antics-media-criticizing-tea-parties/

By Mark Levy Dear Joe Conservative: You right wingers crack me up with your little tea parties. Haven’t you read history? Throwing around a bunch of silly tea bags is hardly what the colonists did in the Boston Harbor back in 1773.

-snip-


6 posted on 04/30/2009 5:32:26 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: RDTF

Where was SWMNBN?

Does she have an alibi, real or not?


7 posted on 04/30/2009 5:33:58 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: RDTF

three shots to the back of the head?


8 posted on 04/30/2009 5:36:58 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: RDTF

No need to say anything bad about this man. He said it all himself apparantly.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 5:39:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RDTF

Oh no! Say it ain’t so Jim! We just learned that North Korea now has nukes and now this! Oh the humanity!


10 posted on 04/30/2009 5:42:53 PM PDT by 3boysdad
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To: RDTF
By Mark Levy Dear Joe Conservative: You right wingers crack me up with your little tea parties. Haven’t you read history? Throwing around a bunch of silly tea bags is hardly what the colonists did in the Boston Harbor back in 1773.

He was leading a double life as a columnist in Wichita Falls?
11 posted on 04/30/2009 5:42:58 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: muawiyah

It must be depressing to work for the Clintons...


12 posted on 04/30/2009 5:43:06 PM PDT by perchprism
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To: RDTF

That couldn’t have been the same Mark Levy.


13 posted on 04/30/2009 5:43:47 PM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: RDTF

Late Arkancide?? Early Obamacide??

This is why Joe Biden should stay away from Ft. Marcy Park...


14 posted on 04/30/2009 5:46:19 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: RDTF

“I don’t know anyone who isn’t shocked by what just happened,” Gingold said...”

You obviously don’t know any of us Freepers, Mr. Gingold.


15 posted on 04/30/2009 5:46:35 PM PDT by J40000
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To: kenavi

lol

maybe not


16 posted on 04/30/2009 5:48:03 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: RDTF

Notice of this incident went around the law firm where I work this morning. I believe that the website Abovethe law.com was one of the first to report. There is more detail and a barrage of comments there, including some who note the Clinton era connection. There have been huge layoffs of attorneys and staff at many of the country’s largest law firms the past few months. On one hand it it hard to undertsand why they would let someone with such a distinguished resume go. On the other hand he probably did not have a large book of business so they might have thought to let him take an “early retirement.” Many of the comments on the ATL blog discuss the how big law can often be very brutal. You have people, many with big egos, who make their career their entire life and identity. It is not difficule to understand that for such people to lose that career after years of distinction can push them over the edge. It is very sad. Certainly there is probably more to the story but there have been a number of lawyer suicides from the past few months’ economic outfall whose stories haven’t made the news.


17 posted on 04/30/2009 5:48:20 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: RDTF

Why do “suicides” always skyrocket every time the Commie ‘RATS are in power? The DemocRATS surely are the party of death. However, according to the latest polls, “americans” love them.


18 posted on 04/30/2009 5:49:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/INSIDE-WASHINGTON-Rude-apf-15091434.html/print)
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To: steveo

...Yea, yer right. I have all my immediate family still here, though, I lost a pet in Feb. 09. I was sad for him fer a week, I can’t imagine losing someone closer than that to me...
...Easy to say, I grieve for the family, and not judge the dead, even if the world thinks he was Satan. RIP...


19 posted on 04/30/2009 5:50:05 PM PDT by gargoyle (dem, puppet on the left, rep, puppet on the right , same party.)
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To: RDTF
At least it didn't happen in the park on the west side of the Potomac.

However, has anyone determined whether he ever had an affair with Hitlary?

20 posted on 04/30/2009 5:50:42 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: RDTF

Part of the Clinton team arguing in favor of the Brady Bill and other gun control measures in Federal Court and in front of the Supreme Court. Firearms ownership was of course ok for HIM. Ironic.


21 posted on 04/30/2009 5:51:07 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: AzSteven

Yes, many blogging the story have made the same comments on the irony.


22 posted on 04/30/2009 5:53:33 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: perchprism

Depressing and damn scary. When you get in bed with snakes, expect to get bitten.


23 posted on 04/30/2009 5:53:53 PM PDT by Texas resident (Older but smarter)
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To: RDTF
...and not a single lawyer joke yet. Man, them Clinton's even ruined comedy for some.
24 posted on 04/30/2009 5:55:32 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Irishgirl

Levy’s expertise was arguing before the Supreme Court and in that capacity he was one of the most accomplished lawyers in the country regardless of politics. Lawyers like this (especially former deputy attorney generals) do not get fired because their credibility brings in a ton of business and there is ALWAYS a need for lawyers with a lot of SCOTUS experience.

You are absolutely correct about the pressure at big law firms, but I don’t think this had anything to do with layoffs at his firm.


25 posted on 04/30/2009 5:56:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Perhaps, but he was one of the lawyers let go this week and the fact that he shot himself in his office at the firm makes one think they may be some connection. I agree that normally someone of his stature would be one of the last to be let go, so there may be more to the story, of course.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 6:01:42 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: RDTF
That's not fair.

Mark Levy wrote the "Joe Conservative" column, and that's a letter by a liberal reader.

Here is his reply:

Dear Tea for Two: The purpose of the rallies was not right or left but simply to send a strong message that Washington is spending too much money and Americans are taxed too much. Sounds applicable to citizens of all partisan stripes, but to hear the media reports one would conclude that this was a bunch of radical white supremacists carrying pitchforks and going after a black president. True, there were plenty of anti-Obama signs, but these rallies were so peaceful and lawful that the plans for tossing 1 million tea bags in D.C. had to be canceled because the organizers did not have the proper permit. (On a side note, you know there are too many laws on the books when there are permits available for tea-bag tossing.) In addition, it was disgraceful how politicians such as Nancy Pelosi belittled the participants by implying they were pawns of the rich. She went on to say the tea parties were not grassroots efforts but “Astroturf” funded by D.C.-based conservative groups concerned only about tax cuts for the wealthy. If this is her interpretation of events then Madam Speaker better get used to being minority leader after 2010. It was appalling how one major network allowed their hosts to jokingly refer to the participants. Let’s not forget about the CNN reporter who thought the Chicago tea party was too much for family viewing. Has she heard any stories about the liberal rallies held in San Francisco?

Sounds like he was one of the good guys.

27 posted on 04/30/2009 6:02:55 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Irishgirl
Keep an eye on the Daily Distort.

I'm sure they'll have all the facts available, plus rumors and rank speculation.

They have been headlining the layoffs in big Atlanta firms recently.

28 posted on 04/30/2009 6:06:23 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Irishgirl

The reports I’m reading don’t indicate that he was one of the ones let go (and the suicide took place at his office, so it certainly couldn’t have been an immediate termination). Most firms are letting people go who deal with M&A and real estate, high-level appeals are pretty well insulated from economic conditions. And even if it turns out he was let go, I find it impossible to believe that he would have had any difficulty finding a new job. My guess is that this has nothing to do with the economy.


29 posted on 04/30/2009 6:07:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

One might look for a connection between an upcoming Supreme Court case on BO’s BC, and Levy.


30 posted on 04/30/2009 6:09:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: wagglebee
The atl site links to a WaPo story.

He was one of the people let go. He committed suicide on his last day at work. He had left a suicide note at home and one of his family called police, but he was already dead.

He was a very accomplished lawyer - probably not a big book of business, but he was the head of the appellate section. Highly unlikely that he would be let go just because of the economy.

There's more here than meets the eye. I suppose the story will come out sooner or later.

31 posted on 04/30/2009 6:26:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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