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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 25, 2014

American Bar Association President James R. Silkenat today released a letter urging the Republican Governors Association and its chair, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, to retract its new video ad that attacks a South Carolina gubernatorial candidate for the criminal defense work he performed earlier in his career. Emphasizing that the ABA does not endorse political candidates, Silkenat noted that his letter does not support or oppose any candidate in the South Carolina race: "However, as leader of the nation’s largest lawyers’ organization, I am writing to express that the message the ad sends is wrong in the context of the American system of justice, and it must be rejected."