Sandra Fluke may be the most famous new lawyer in the nation. "Being sworn in to California bar in Pasadena this morning! (& yes, breaking the rules by tweeting in court)," the contraception activist wrote Tuesday.
As a Georgetown Law student Fluke won notice when she tried to testify before Congress about the need for insurance plans to cover birth control. She soon received a verbal smackdown from conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called her a "slut" (and eventually apologized.)
Now Fluke can do more than talk about the issues. But not everyone's so pleased that she's a lawyer now. "@SandraFluke Way to start your career - by breaking the law and bragging about it. #morallybankrupt," tweeted @mfrommy, a conservative living in the "People's Republic of New York".
Others are thrilled with Fluke's career moves. ".@SandraFluke Congrats!!! Best to you and thanks for what you've done & endured!" tweeted Toni DiPego (@mukukla), a self-described "progressive grandma".