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Bar complaints, the left's latest tactic for silencing opponents

Added 10-11-21 12:31:02am EST - “Steve has mentioned the bar complaint filed against John Eastman for the legal advice he provided in support of Donald Trump's effort to stop Joe Biden from becoming president. Christian Adams has written what I consider a powerful…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Bar complaints, the left's latest tactic for silencing opponents”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Steve has mentioned the bar complaint filed against John Eastman for the legal advice he provided in support of Donald Trump’s effort to stop Joe Biden from becoming president. Christian Adams has written what I consider a powerful takedown of this attempt to punish Eastman for providing legal advice that anti-Trumpers disagree with on a subject they are passionate about.

A similar thing is happening to Jeff Clark, the former assistant attorney general who pushed unsuccessfully to put the weight of the Justice Department behind resistance to Biden’s ascension to the presidency. A group of D.C. attorneys has filed a bar complaint against Clark for his efforts.

The Hill describes those who signed the complaint against Jeff as “a group of legal heavyweights.” That’s an exaggeration, as you can probably tell just from reading the credentials the signatories list in the complaint.

Frankly, given the contempt in which genuine legal heavyweights in D.C. hold Trump, I was surprised not to see a more impressive list. Maybe the real heavyweights were put off by the idea of using bar complaints to punish those who take unpopular position. I hope that’s still a possibililty. Maybe they found no merit in the substance of the complaint.

I find none, but that’s a subject for another post. For now, I just want to flag this new tactic being used against respected — albeit misguided in this instance — conservative attorneys. I consider it dangerous and likely to spread, if not nipped in the bud in these two cases.

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