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Complaint Against RI Sen. Whitehouse Alleging Unauthorized P

Postby jdege on Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:50 am

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/08/judicial-watch-files-complaint-against-ri-sen-whitehouse-alleging-unauthorized-practice-of-law/
Judicial Watch Files Complaint Against RI Sen. Whitehouse Alleging Unauthorized Practice of Law
Remember Sen. Whitehouse's recent amicus brief in the NYSRPA case before SCOTUS?
Turns out he's not currently an active lawyer.
Judicial Watch files this unauthorized practice of law complaint against Rhode Island bar member U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of four clients while maintaining inactive status. In addition, the brief Senator Whitehouse filed was unbecoming of the legal profession as it is nothing more than an attack on the federal judiciary and an open threat to the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to the Rhode Island Judiciary website, Senator Whitehouse maintains inactive status. As an inactive member of the Rhode Island bar, Senator Whitehouse cannot practice law in Rhode Island. However, on August 12, 2019, Senator Whitehouse did just that. He filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Senators Mazie Hirono, Richard Blumenthal, Richard Durbin, and Kirsten Gillibrand. The filing of a brief – let alone all that is required to file a brief – on behalf of clients is indisputably the practice of law.
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