Bopp said he never said anything disparaging the right to counsel and that the State Bar was hypocritical because his comments came as part of his defense of Gableman.When you are speaking for a justice of the Supreme Court it does not diminish the zealousness of one's defense of him to refrain from disparaging the justice system itself. On the contrary.
"They are criticizing me for the zealousness of my representation," he said.
There are many strategies, all at least equally zealous, which do not include for presenting a justice of the Supreme Court as harboring animosity against a certain class of defendants and their counsel.
You'd think this would be self-evident.