Skip to comments.Obama: NOT a Lawyer... NOT a Professor... (and Surely No Genius, Either!)
Posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:26 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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There is a BIG difference between voluntarily going “Inactive” and “surrendering” your law license.
I love what you posted, but he was the president of the law review, not the editor.
Where is that from?
The word “surrendered” does not appear on the ARDC page for either Obama. Barack’s page says “voluntarily retired,” Michelle’s says “voluntarily inactive”
Not my president.
I would say his election to President was also affirmative action. Blacks voted for him because he is, sort of, black. Liberals voted for him because he is a black Marxist. The rest who voted for him were too stupid to see through his “hopey, changy” BS.
IIRC, she had gotten into some problems over real estate and questionable money transactions. No, I don’t have the link, if it still exists. No, I don’t remember the names, dates or details as that was back in ‘08 and two or three crashed computers ago. At the time, the Illinois Bar site had them listed but not active (not active wasn’t the term) so both had voluntarily or ordered by the court (that would be Moochelle’s) before he was elected.
My wife is no Harvard lawyer but she is a lawyer and she left the legal profession to take up teaching. There are continuing education requriements and annual fees and stuff she would have to maintain in order to retain her status as a mamber of the bar in active standing. So she changed her status to some sort of "inactive" one. She cannot practice law but all she needs to do to reactivate herself is pay a fee.
I'm not sure if this is in any way similar to what Obama did, the linked reference citation to his legal status with the Illinois bar doesn't say, other than he's not authorized to practice law. I'm not sure that means he can never practice law or that he was ever under any sort of disbarment consideration. This might be all smoke, no fire.
She sits in a cloud now, as Obama's lawyer she prepared the defense of this thing and then refused to recuse herself. It looks bad, makes her look like a partisan hack. She's even been accused by whisperers of feeding Obama inside info from the close door deliberaitons. In other words, she's viewed as his puppet.
If her vote was necessary, I'm sure she could live with that. But if her vote is not relevant, why not put that all aside by going against Obama? Not only would she remove the appearance of partiality, she would actually appear to be very independent, not a predictable hack at all.
To clear up the controversy, wouldn't it be a simple matter to have a reporter ask Obama or his press secretary why Obama voluntarily gave up his law license?
If Obama's answer is as innocent as you claim above, then Obama should be more than happy to answer a reporter's question about his law license.
All I know is this: Obama has had plenty of time and opportunities to put the controversy to rest over these past almost 4 years, but he has been conspicuously silent when it comes to explaining why the President of the United States voluntarily gave up his law license in Illinois.
Why is President Obama so silent on the law license question, if the answer is an innocent and routine one?
Never held a job, never picked up a check, never attended classes...
Thanks Reaganite Republican.
"[H]undreds of high priced and well known attorneys" are (a) wrong or (b) lying. There are plenty of lawyers who leave the practice of law, and maintaining an active law license can be expensive and time-consuming - between paying for bar fees, CLEs, required malpractice insurance, etc, it can be thousands of dollars a year. If your job doesn't require an active law license, then maintaining one is just throwing money down the drain.
My wife and I are both attorneys (I'm active, she's not), and we both know many former colleagues who have left the profession and voluntarily given up their licenses or become inactve (my wife included). Yes, even Harvard and Yale lawyers.
The son of a very good friend of Mrs Gandalf got a BS in chemical engineering from Notre Dame. He moved to DC and took a job at the patent office. After about a year they made him an offer he couldn't refuse, they offered a full scholarship to Georgetown University Law Center towards a J.D. with a concentration in Patent Law. Yes he is a very bright young man!
Keep asking that one. Maybe some of them will spit out the Kool-Aid and put on their thinking caps instead.
Good point. Ping for later
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