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Should white supremacists be allowed to practice law?

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  1. Keegan
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    Well I think he has issues bigger than being a white supremacist. I do agree with the issue raised about how the racist lawyers can't fairly represent their clients if they get some that are not...

    Invictus — who legally changed his name from “Austin Gillespie” to the Latin for “majestic unconquered sun” — hitchhiked out West, where he fasted and prayed in the desert. When he returned home to Florida, he slaughtered a goat and drank its blood.

    Well I think he has issues bigger than being a white supremacist.


    I do agree with the issue raised about how the racist lawyers can't fairly represent their clients if they get some that are not white. What I disagree with is preemptively revoking their status before they have done anything discriminatory in a court room.

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  2. FishFingus
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    Augustus Sol Invictus's wiki page states at the bottom: He was arrested January 1, 2020, on "charges of kidnapping, domestic violence, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence". A...

    Augustus Sol Invictus's wiki page states at the bottom: He was arrested January 1, 2020, on "charges of kidnapping, domestic violence, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence".

    A more recent article about him: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-01-01/white-nationalist-who-ran-for-senate-arrested-in-florida

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  3. NoblePath
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    Like most things lawyer, it depends. In the U.S., litigants have a right to choose whatever counsel is willing to represent them and admitted to the bar. An exception exists for indigent clients...

    Like most things lawyer, it depends.

    In the U.S., litigants have a right to choose whatever counsel is willing to represent them and admitted to the bar. An exception exists for indigent clients entitled to counsel, and the court appoints from a pool of supposedly qualified attorneys willing to be appointed for such work.

    In that case, it's a potential conflict of interest, which the lawyer has a duty to disclose, and the client may waive the conflict or not.

    The more important question is whether such lawyers should be considered qualified, or admitted to the bar.

    I think the answer is clear: it is unconstitutional to discriminate based on race, and a stated or demonstrated intention to so discriminate should disqualify any practitioner from the bar.

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  4. MrCheezyPotato
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    It is incredibly dangerous to do this - want to prevent people from participating in government law because of their personal beleifs. Don't see the issue? Simply reverse it. "Oh, you don't see...

    It is incredibly dangerous to do this - want to prevent people from participating in government law because of their personal beleifs.

    Don't see the issue? Simply reverse it.

    "Oh, you don't see any problem with black people? Yeah, sorry, you're not allowed to defend people in court, ESPECIALLY not those filthy negro's"

    Giving anyone this kind of power is destined to cause problem - Especially if its mob rule.

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