Tuesday, October 14, 2003

More On Carol Chumney

After posting my thoughts on the District Five City Council Race, and especially TN State Representative Carol Chumney [more here], Democrat, who is now in a run-off with Republican George Flinn, I received some email.

Daniel Lee, of Child's Best Interest pointed me to his organisation's website and their analysis of Chumney's conflict of interest. She chairs the committee that deals with family and court issues in the Legislature while also being a lawyer specialising in those issues. She was previously with Glankler, Brown LLC, the influential Memphis law firm with many members to be found in various levels of local and state government, but is now in private practice.

Clearly, this is a conflict of interest, but to what degree I'm not sure. CBI is a national organisation devoted to assuring that custody issues in divorce cases are handled fairly. It is associated with the "men's movement," which works on behalf of men in trying to obtain a fairer balance in custody and visitation for men than is presently obtained.

I'm not sure here, but I'm willing to present the evidence to you and let you make up your own mind.

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