It's always nice to see people get the credit they have earned. so here is the link to a completely-deserved tribute in the Madison Capital Times in which even adversaries give Atty. Lester Pines his due:
Admiration of Pines even extends into the GOP. Remember the lawyer for the Republicans who wanted to forcibly reel in the runaway senators? That was Jim Troupis, who's often on the opposite side of Pines on the issues.
"He's just one of the finest lawyers, period," says Troupis. "There's no question about that. Lester and I have known each other a long time, and it's a real pleasure to deal with somebody that's as high-class and as good, frankly, as Lester is."This blog has followed his unwavering fight for justice in Wisconsin: a 2010 posting of the full text of a public letter Pines wrote about abuses of Legislative power is in the ten most-downloaded items among more than 11,000 items posted here since February, 2007, and a window into how and why he's been so successful was noted here recently, too:
Madison attorney Lester Pines has now beaten the Walker administration on both the Voter ID law (injunction won on behalf of the League of Wisconsin Women Voters) and now on Act 10, so the advice he's offering today free of charge is certainly worth taking:
Gov. Scott Walker - who wrote the collective bargaining limits and withstood a recall this summer largely inspired by them - issued a statement Friday calling [Act 10 case Judge Juan] Colas a "liberal activist..."
[Labor plaintiff Attorney Lester Pines said Walker and others should not be demeaning judges with name calling...
"When a case is before judges, it's really not a good idea to insult the judge. First of all, it's just bad manners. But secondly, from a tactical point of view, when someone still has issues before him or her, why would you insult that person?..."