The Alaska Bar Association will hold its annual meeting in Anchorage this week. Attorney and legal correspondent Ellie Mistal is the main speaker at the convention. Given his public statement, Mystal is a curious speaker at an association whose members must pledge to uphold the United States Constitution.
In March, Mystal said the Constitution was “a piece of garbage” when appearing on The View to promote his book Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Nippon. In an interview, he said the constitution was written by “slave traders, settlers, and white people who wanted to do business with slave traders and settlers.” He then explained that the Constitution was “written without the consent of the blacks and browns of this country, and without the consent of the women of this country.”
The Constitution has been amended 27 times since 1791. Amendments included abolishing slavery (1865), giving women the right to vote (1920), limiting presidential terms (1951), and guaranteeing the right to vote for U.S. citizens over the age of 18 (1971). It is included. ).
Mystal has made many other controversial statements. Regarding Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of Georgia, Mr. Mystal said: And that’s what Republicans like. That’s what Republicans want from black people. I will do what I am told. ”
In an op-ed he wrote this week in The Nation, he said of recent polls that claimed independent white women were broken for Republicans in the midterm elections: I am continually amazed by the fact that about half of white female voters support patriarchy. ”
In 2020, the Alaska Bar Association invited attorney Alan Dershowitz as a featured speaker. Many on the left were outraged that he had represented Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson and that he had been invited for charges against him that he denied and were not proven. Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The article guarantees representation to all suspects. The 2020 convention was canceled just days after Dershowitz was announced as the featured speaker.They cited Covid as the reason.