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ABA Objects To Ad Attacking Dem For Work As Criminal Defense Attorney

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"A fundamental tenet of America’s justice system and Constitution is that anyone who faces loss of liberty has a right to legal counsel. Lawyers have an ethical obligation to uphold that principle and provide zealous representation to people who otherwise would stand alone against the power and resources of the government — even to those accused or convicted of terrible crimes."

In the ad, a narrator said Sheheen "defended violent criminals who abused women."

"Vincent Sheheen protects criminals, not us," the narrator in the ad concluded.

In response to the earlier complaint from the South Carolina Bar, RGA spokesman Jon Thompson said the ad doesn't target defense lawyers, it targets Sheheen.

Read the letter here.

Watch the ad below: