Professional Responsibility Blog: Florida Bar appears to be going forward with proposal to amend the Rules of Professional Conduct in spite of finding that the proposal is most likely unconstitutional:
Tag: First Amendment
The ABA Has Hurried To Amend The Proposed Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4
Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4:
The ABA in response to criticism has proposed amendments to its new rule against harassment and discrimination. The language of the rule is too broad and will create pointless discipline cases. It also will, inevitably, restrict free speech.
The State of Illinois will, inevitably, adopt some version of this dreadful rule, which can make any office argument into a professional discipline matter.
Ed Clinton, Jr.
Trump’s Attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel and the Lessons of the 1998 Court Case ‘Macdraw Inc.’ – The Atlantic
Trump’s Attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel and the Lessons of the 1998 Court Case ‘Macdraw Inc.’ – The Atlantic:
Trump has attacked a respected judge for his heritage. What he has done is wrong and unethical. Further, it encourages others to make wrongful baseless attacks on judges and undermines confidence in the judicial system.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.
Michigan bar: First Amendment protects blogging lawyer in grievance case
Michigan bar: First Amendment protects blogging lawyer in grievance case:
This is an interesting case where a lawyer blogged about a witness and the witness disapproved of the blog entry. The aggrieved witness then filed a complaint with the bar association, but the complaint was dismissed.