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Why was Michelle Obama's Illinois law license taken away in 1993?
09/17/09 | klb99

Posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:04 AM PDT by klb99

Does anyone know why Michelle Obama had her law license revoked in 1993?


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1 posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:05 AM PDT by klb99
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To: klb99

Is there a punch line?


2 posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:55 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: klb99

Thanks for posting. I didn’t know that, and now I’m curious.


3 posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:58 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Drill here! Drill NOW! Defund the EPA!)
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To: klb99

And didn’t her husband lose his, too?


4 posted on 09/17/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: klb99

Because she was born in Kenya and lied about it?


5 posted on 09/17/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Right Wing Assault

His lapsed, hers was rescinded by the bar but in surrendering it, both she and the bar agreed to a non-disclosure that is still in force.


6 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: klb99

My guess - and this is just a guess - is that they didn’t keep up with continuing educatiopn requirements and therefore are no longer on the list of “active” attorneys.

This is the innocuous explanation. If there are others, I’m sure someone in the new media will investigate further.


7 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:46 AM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I believe so. Unfortunately “someone” took a great care to make unavailable all records re why it was done.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:56 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: klb99

Was it revoked- or did she decide (for whatever reason) not to renew it?


9 posted on 09/17/2009 8:28:11 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: cvq3842

educatiopn = education


10 posted on 09/17/2009 8:28:15 AM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: klb99

We need to find out because she is starting to spearhead “health reform” according to Politico.


11 posted on 09/17/2009 8:28:25 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: SlowBoat407

That blow was below the boob belt.

Go sit in the corner.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 8:30:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: cvq3842

>>My guess - and this is just a guess - is that they didn’t keep up with continuing educatiopn requirements and therefore are no longer on the list of “active” attorneys.<<

That’s my guess as well.

When I worked for lawyers, certain repeat offenders were constantly hounding me about finding them continuing education opportunities.

Hel-LO! I’m a marketer. I am not a lawyer. How on earth would I know where to find what YOU need? (Which sort of explains why I no longer work for lawyers. That, and as a group they tend to suck.)

And at least in Texas, you can get CLE credit for reading American Lawyer and other such fluff. I mean, really, it’s not THAT hard.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 8:30:32 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: klb99

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=michelle+obama+law+license+revoked&aq=1&oq=michelle+obama+law+&aqi=g9


14 posted on 09/17/2009 8:30:45 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Xenalyte

Yup. I have spent time among lawyers as well (”some of my best friends are lawyers!”) and the common “personality” traits can be somewhat difficult to deal with.


15 posted on 09/17/2009 8:32:24 AM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: klb99

Like her hospital job it was probably something she never really intended to work at. I will admit in the hospital job she was responsible for throwing poor people under the bus.


16 posted on 09/17/2009 8:32:52 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: klb99

Michelle? There is no documentation to show that Barack is an American, that he ever graduated from college or law school, or that he ever passed the bar. All records have been sealed.


17 posted on 09/17/2009 8:33:11 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: SlowBoat407

You mean why did she petition the court to de-activate her license?

Usually it’s because people don’t want to pay the Bar dues when they are not practicing.


18 posted on 09/17/2009 8:34:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: cvq3842

I will stipulate to some lawyers being personally awesome - my buddy Hank, for example, and my buddy Jim the Freak. Not to mention Special Ed my co-worker.

But yep - the profession draws a certain personality type, doesn’t it?


19 posted on 09/17/2009 8:34:33 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: klb99

Impersonating a qualified attorney?


20 posted on 09/17/2009 8:34:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: klb99

Who could possibly want that woman for their lawyer?


21 posted on 09/17/2009 8:34:44 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: klb99

Instead of guessing is there a way to find out?


22 posted on 09/17/2009 8:35:13 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: klb99
The rumor was 'insurance fraud'.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2308476/posts
23 posted on 09/17/2009 8:35:52 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: cvq3842

ROFL oh, cvq, you kill me! :)


24 posted on 09/17/2009 8:36:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: Xenalyte
And at least in Texas, you can get CLE credit for reading American Lawyer and other such fluff. I mean, really, it’s not THAT hard.
For only about 1/3 of required CLE. The rest you've got to pay for...through the nose.

25 posted on 09/17/2009 8:36:16 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Caligula's horse as Senator was smarter than our current Congress)
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To: klb99

she surrendered it- usually a situation used to avoid further disciplinary action


26 posted on 09/17/2009 8:37:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: klb99

I’ve always suspected that this is just odd language used by the IL bar. IOW she requested inactive status because she was no longer doing trial work, and when you do that the court makes an order relative to the license.

I have my doubts there is anything here.


27 posted on 09/17/2009 8:37:02 AM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: klb99

ms google dunno...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=gm&sourceid=gmail&ei=HleySuyOOJKstgfv1tmtDQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=michelle+obama+law+bar+revoked&spell=1


28 posted on 09/17/2009 8:37:13 AM PDT by gunnyg (SUFFER NO FOOLS -Gunny G)
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To: klb99

It’s racist for you to ask.


29 posted on 09/17/2009 8:37:42 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

When Obama ran against Jack Ryan for Senate in Illinois they managed to get Ryan’s sealed divorce records released...someone should work on getting her law licence revocation details released....after all, if it’s good for the goose.....


30 posted on 09/17/2009 8:37:42 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: cvq3842
My guess - and this is just a guess - is that they didn’t keep up with continuing educatiopn requirements and therefore are no longer on the list of “active” attorneys.

Nah. No one would have that sealed, unless that's just normal practice for all revocations. If it took an extra effort to have them sealed, it has to at least look bad for the individual. Might be no there, there, but it would have to at least look bad on the surface or they wouldn't bother.

31 posted on 09/17/2009 8:38:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: peyton randolph

The company I used to work for put on CLEs at least once a month. It was free for all our lawyers, and we provided catered lunch. We even opened the sessions to non-firm lawyers - if you knew one of our lawyers, you were welcome to attend our CLEs.

And STILL many of our guys complained (to me personally, as if I had any say in anything) that we didn’t offer them enough opportunity.


32 posted on 09/17/2009 8:39:13 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: klb99

I’m sure ABC will do a full review...


33 posted on 09/17/2009 8:39:19 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: cvq3842

Illinois did not have CLE requirements until a couple years ago.


34 posted on 09/17/2009 8:41:15 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: klb99

Drunk driving?


35 posted on 09/17/2009 8:42:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: klb99

maybe this helps

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/12/09/michelle-obama-is-the-specifically-named-individual-on-page-64-of-the-affidavit-submitted-by-fbi/


36 posted on 09/17/2009 8:42:42 AM PDT by rstark56
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To: NonValueAdded

The NEW media - blogs and the internet - will investigate, even if the “pretend” media will not.


37 posted on 09/17/2009 8:42:54 AM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

A hospital trying to find legal ways to send indigent and poor patients to other hospitals so theirs can make more money?


38 posted on 09/17/2009 8:43:03 AM PDT by rlmorel (You cannot reap the benefits right now of the planning ahead you didn't do in the past.)
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To: dinoparty

Ok thanks.


39 posted on 09/17/2009 8:43:14 AM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: evets

If she is starting to spearhead health reform it is important to know what happened.

I guess this would not be available under the FOIA. Could anyone sue to get it disclosed?


40 posted on 09/17/2009 8:44:05 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: freespirited

The official bar record, which is reproduced in one of the linked articles, says her bar license was “voluntarily inactive.” This would not be at all unusual for someone who had decided to cease practicing law. Maintaining an active license requires payment of an annual fee (usually several hundred dollars) and, in many states, meeting continuing legal education requirements. If you are not going to practice law, these are hassles you may want to avoid. If you change your mind and want to resume practicing law, you can have the license reinstated, though that may require proof of competence if you have been inactive for any significant period of time.


41 posted on 09/17/2009 8:44:09 AM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: klb99

I read somewhere that BO’s license was revoked because he lied on the application where it asked if the applicant was ever known under another name. We know he went by the name Barry Soetoro while in Indonesia.


42 posted on 09/17/2009 8:44:10 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: Still Thinking

Her law license was revoked by the investigative and disciplinary committee. I doubt it is innocuous - I also doubt we will see the reason.


43 posted on 09/17/2009 8:44:16 AM PDT by Ingtar (Asses far Left of me; Rinos to the Left; FReepin' on the Right with you.)
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To: klb99

She stopped being an attorney and became a top fashion designer.


44 posted on 09/17/2009 8:45:12 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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I’m not an attorney so am unsure of the difference between rescinded, revoked, disbarred, voluntarily surrendered etc etc. I don’t think if a law licensed was surrendered because of “inactivity” that the facts would be sealed. I read this on FR somewhere, and it said that the license was revoked by the Illinois Supreme Court - doesn’t appear to be a voluntary matter.


45 posted on 09/17/2009 8:47:59 AM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: browniexyz
That spear will have a pretty blunt point. Was the use of 'Spear' a racial no-no?
46 posted on 09/17/2009 8:49:33 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (ImpeachZero)
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To: SlowBoat407
Is there a punch line?

Yeah, she was considered too ugly to appear before the bench.

47 posted on 09/17/2009 8:50:38 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: klb99

‘His lapsed, hers was rescinded by the bar but in surrendering it, both she and the bar agreed to a non-disclosure that is still in force.’

Didn’t Obama’s Senate Republican opponent have his sealed divorce records made public? Gues if you know the right people and pay the right amount of money you can unseal anything in Illinois!


48 posted on 09/17/2009 8:57:31 AM PDT by BeckB
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To: klb99

Since Michelle is not in a position to run anything (as compared to Hillary back during the Clinton years), I’m not so sure this is important to us, nor should we make it a big issue.


49 posted on 09/17/2009 8:58:51 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: klb99

Here’s WorldNetDaily’s reporting on it:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=105998


50 posted on 09/17/2009 9:00:30 AM PDT by abbyg55
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