Monday, September 19, 2011

Patrick Murphy Update

Patrick Murphy, Iraq War veteran, former 8th district congressman, and 2012 candidate for state attorney general has been in the news lately.

He was on Newsworks Tonight on the 16th.  You can listen to the audio or read the article, "Iraqi interpreter's story sheds light of those left behind," by Maiken Scott.  Murphy didn't forget the Iraqi woman who acted as an interpreter for him and the soldiers he served with.  One of his colleagues at Cozen O'Connor, Elena Park, who heads the firm's immigration practice, agreed to do the legal work on a volunteer basis.   Park was named a Rising Star in 2008 and this year was given the Pro Bono Publica Award for outstanding service by the American Bar Association.

Murphy is also featured in a new HBO documentary on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which he worked to overturn, and was the lead sponsor in legislation to end it.  The documentary airs at midnight on the 19th and at 8 p.m. on the 20th.

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