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Occupation: Lawyer, mom, former beauty queen
Known for: Helping foreigners sitting in Afghan jails. The Daily Beast‘s Elise Jordan just profiled the daughter of an American dad and South Korean mom, mother of three and 2004 Miss Wisconsin, who is currently a registered attorney with the American, British, Italian, Norwegian, German, and Canadian Embassies and recently negotiated the release of high-profile Brit detainee Bill Shaw. Motley wears neither a dress, veil nor headscarf in trial and is, according to Jordan, “one of the most respected lawyers in Kabul.”
Motley, who was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin in 2004, grew up in Milwaukee and earned her law degree at Marquette University. She had never traveled outside the U.S. before she began working to rebuild Afghanistan’s legal system in 2008 as a part of the State Department’s Justice Sector Program. Traveling around the countryside—visiting women’s prisons, juvenile detention centers, and some of Afghanistan’s roughest and toughest jails—she found that “not only were due process violations being ignored for virtually all of the accused persons, but there were quite a few foreigners trapped within the legal and prison system,” she says.
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One of my gay BFFs emailed me last night and wrote about The Amazing Race‘s brother-sister, Harvard lawyer team Victor and Tammy Jih:
“I love the asian brother (gaysian?) and sister on the amazing race. Like totally hot asians! As ja-mae [from the delightful Summer Heights High--ed.] would say.”
I had wondered the same thing myself, and there have been a few online discussions about Victor’s orientasian. So I did some digging, and discovered…
Victor’s a big ol’ flaming…REPUBLICAN. He gave $2,300 (the max) to Mitt Romney during the primaries. I guess this doesn’t come as a total surprise since he is a partner at a massive corporate law firm in L.A., the kind that would get our Hardass Asian Parents wet, but it’s way less exciting than I had imagined.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.