The homeless man who graduated Harvard Law with John Roberts

  • metta

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:02 PM GMT
    The homeless man who graduated Harvard Law with John Roberts

    "After graduating from Harvard, Motley worked at Steptoe & Johnson, a prominent D.C. law firm. He then became a federal prosecutor, before being appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/the-homeless-man-who-graduated-from-harvard-law-school-with-chief-justice-john-roberts/2015/07/13/63257b5c-20ca-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html
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    Jul 14, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
    metta8 saidThe homeless man who graduated Harvard Law with John Roberts

    "After graduating from Harvard, Motley worked at Steptoe & Johnson, a prominent D.C. law firm. He then became a federal prosecutor, before being appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/the-homeless-man-who-graduated-from-harvard-law-school-with-chief-justice-john-roberts/2015/07/13/63257b5c-20ca-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html


    Interesting article, but it never really details what accompanied his decline. Arrests? Convictions? Performance reviews? Family issues? Lots of unfollowed leads here; another tribute to the current state of American journalism.
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    Jul 15, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    Schizophrenia is a horrible, horrible condition, which sends its sufferers into an almost unbelievable hell, where they cannot distinguish between what the voices say to them in their heads and what is in reality a conversation with a real person. The condition unfortunately also seems to disproportionately strike people of intellectual talent often. The law in general deals with it terribly.
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    Jul 15, 2015 9:29 PM GMT
    I thought there were medications that could help people with Schizophrenia.


    "because medications for schizophrenia can cause serious but rare side effects, people with schizophrenia may be reluctant to take them"


    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/basics/treatment/con-20021077



    I wonder if he has tried these medications.
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    Jul 15, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI thought there were medications that could help people with Schizophrenia.


    "because medications for schizophrenia can cause serious but rare side effects, people with schizophrenia may be reluctant to take them"


    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/basics/treatment/con-20021077



    I wonder if he has tried these medications.


    For some, some of the medications are miraculous. For others, they don't help much at all. For still others, they produce uncomfortable side effects which dissuades the patient from wanting to take them. I suspect that whatever causes the schizophrenic condition may in fact have several different neural circuits involved, such that some drugs work; some don't, depending.
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    Jul 15, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    Sulla saidSchizophrenia is a horrible, horrible condition, which sends its sufferers into an almost unbelievable hell, where they cannot distinguish between what the voices say to them in their heads and what is in reality a conversation with a real person. The condition unfortunately also seems to disproportionately strike people of intellectual talent often. The law in general deals with it terribly.
    +1

    One of my best friends was diagnosed with drug-induced schizophrenia (he used to use a lot - mostly meth and weed). It took him over two years of being clean to finally get the go-ahead from his doc to start working again. Now he's doing good and working his way back up in society, but he used to be a total basket case and the laws were set against him.
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:38 AM GMT
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    "another tribute to the current state of American journalism."


    You still have World Net Daily and DrudgeReport.