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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-25-08 08:13 PM
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Lie about Michelle being forced to give up her law license
I saw a troll asking why Michelle was ordered to give up her law license. After some google searching I found that this is the latest lie being circulated.

What I found out in, about 15 mins. is if a person wanted their license to be inactive(in Ill.) they still had to pay a partial fee. If you wanted to avoid that fee you filed under Rule 770. This was prior to 1999. They changed the rule in Nov. 1999.

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CHANGING FROM RULE 770 INACTIVE STATUS

Prior to November 1, 1999, former Supreme Court Rule 770 provided for a proceeding in the Court for any voluntary transfer to inactive status, whether because of some incapacitating condition or solely as a matter of the lawyer's preference because the lawyer would not be practicing law.

The current registration rules provide a procedure for lawyers on Court-ordered inactive status under former Supreme Court Rule 770 who might wish to register. Whatever registration status the lawyer wishes to assume (active, inactive, or retired), the lawyer must first file a motion with the Supreme Court for restoration to active status under Rule 759. The motion process is necessary to screen for those who transferred due to circumstances that require some review of present fitness, and the motions will be contested only in such cases. In all other cases, the ARDC will consent to the transfer, and when a consent is submitted, the Supreme Court typically allows the motion within a few weeks of when it is filed.
http://www.iardc.org/rule770inactivestatus.html

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This rumor was started because they looked up Michelle's and Barack's status on a database and Michelle had a notation that read:

No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.

Michelle didn't practice after 1993.
http://www.iardc.org/lawyersearch.asp

The freepers saw that Michelle's status included court-ordered inactive and ran with it.

While doing my search I saw many references to this on right-wing sites. I imagine this is their latest conspiracy theory.




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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 08:31 AM
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1. I've seen the same slur about Barack.
Supposedly he lost his law license. Well if that's the case, every other member of Congress did too if they ever had one to start with.
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