To: Conscience of a Conservative
That's not true. My wife is a lawyer. She is currently staying home with our children, and not actively practicing law, and her page says "voluntarily inactive," just like Michelle Obama's. There are advantages to becoming inactive if your'e not actively practicing law (lower bar fees, no CLEs, etc). I know other attorneys who have changed careers and have permanently stopped practicing law, and their bar status page says "voluntarily retired," just like BO's. No disciplinary record (or threatened disciplinary record) for any of them.
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?
To: john mirse
Good point. Ping for later
posted on 04/14/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT
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