> That's how public officials control nameless bureaucrats that work for them.
> When bureaucrats enforce some law in a way that is unpopular then some elected bozo swoops in publicly ridicules said bureaucrat and then fires them. In the common vernacular it is called 'Throwing somebody under the bus'.
The expression is rather interesting. However I have never heard of any Examiners having been fired. The relationship between patent attorneys/agents on one hand and Examiners on the other can at times be rather tense. Quite a few Examiners are well known within the profession for their style. A few are also known in several fora and one has been banned on one forum. Yet I have never heard of any being fired.
[about the US legal situation]
> This is the literal truth on how the USA federal government is ran and has been ran for the last 75 years or so.
My impression is that many US lawmakers are themselves lawyers. I don't know of other countries like this.
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