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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:19 PM

Dear American Bar Assoc.: give Kavanaugh an ultimatum

Okay, maybe ultimatum isn't the correct term. In any case, the ABA has standards of professional conduct which they do enforce. Given their response so far (and the Yale Law School's dean's comment), I think they should "threaten" something along the lines of temporarily disbarring him until there's an FBI investigation.

This idea is solely based on the fact that he refuses to have an investigation. Other than that, I'm okay with whatever the investigation reveals.

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Reply Dear American Bar Assoc.: give Kavanaugh an ultimatum (Original post)
grumpyduck Sep 2018 OP
HopeAgain Sep 2018 #1
Chickensoup Sep 2018 #2
hlthe2b Sep 2018 #3
Big Blue Marble Sep 2018 #4
Jersey Devil Sep 2018 #6
Big Blue Marble Sep 2018 #7
WeekiWater Sep 2018 #5
grumpyduck Sep 2018 #8

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:22 PM

1. ABA can't disbar anyone

It's a voluntary organization and has nothing to do with actually licensing attorneys -- that falls under the auspices of individual state bars. Also I don't believe you even have to be an attorney to be a S.C. Justice.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:22 PM

2. Great idea !!!!!!

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:23 PM

3. NO. ABA has no authority like that. It is a professional org. Only State Bars can take action.

ABA is like AMA, AVMA, ADA--- these are all professional representative organizations and can make recommended standards, but have no regulatory authority.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. State Bar Associations license lawyers. N/T

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:30 PM

6. No they don't

Bar Associations don't license or discipline anyone.

In each state the highest court (usually the state Supreme Court) appoints lawyers to ethics committees, usually on a county basis. Those committees rule on ethics violations alleged against lawyers. There are also judicial ethics committees for judges with judges as members.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:46 PM

7. While there is variance, it is often the state bars that investigate and discipline lawyers.

You are correct about New Jersey and several other states in your neighborhood, but not all states.

https://hirealawyer.findlaw.com/choosing-the-right-lawyer/researching-attorney-discipline.html

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:26 PM

5. This would have to come from a State Bar...

 

Or the state licencing agency. I think there are a handful of states who use the Bar for examinations and other agencies for disciplinary action. Like a DBPR

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:57 PM

8. Thanks for theclarification.

I stand corrected.

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