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[–] kosmic_osmo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i will say its scary to think a nation that large would only have 120 or so civil rights lawyers

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[–] OftenTooRude 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Of course the scary idea that those 120 who were questioned were all the civil rights lawyers of China is a subjective opinion from "a Chinese lawyer and activist currently in America".

"Civil rights lawyer" itself is an opinion-based label. It's not a qualification lawyers either obtain or don't; it's subjective praise based on what you think of a lawyer's work. It goes without saying that those questioned by official enemies deserve whatever subjective praise we can attach to them; they are worthy victims. (Worthy and unworthy victims per Chomsky et al.)

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[–] kosmic_osmo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Civil rights lawyer" itself is an opinion-based label. It's not a qualification lawyers either obtain or don't; it's subjective praise based on what you think of a lawyer's work.

well i cant speak for the Chinese legal system but here in America that is not the case. Civil Rights lawyers specialize in the topic while at school and focus on particular parts of the constitution. it is very much an obtained qualification and specialization.