Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sixth Circuit: Rule that requires "civility" is not unconstitutional
Jonathan Turley reports today that controversial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger has lost a critical appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which reversed a lower court decision in his favor. At issue is a state code requiring “civility for lawyers in their dealings with judges. In a 2-1 decision, the appellate panel ruled that the requirement is not is not unconstitutionally vague. The opinion is available here. Professor Turley's comment is available here. Law.com has a story here.