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California illegal immigrants can get law license, state Supreme Court rules
http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24833796/california-illegal-immigrants-can-get-law-licens ^ | 01/02/2014 | Howard Mintz

Posted on 01/02/2014 2:31:31 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Citing a new state law allowing illegal immigrants to get their law licenses, the California Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for a Chico man to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney despite his not being a U.S. citizen.

In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court determined there is no reason to block Sergio Garcia's bid for a California law license, now that a new law permits the state's high court to give such licenses to immigrants who are not yet citizens. State legislators, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, pushed the legislation last fall as Garcia's case was unfolding in the Supreme Court.During arguments in the fall, the justices appeared unlikely to back Garcia because federal immigration law appeared to preclude giving a law license to illegal immigrants. But the court invited the Legislature to fix the problem if it wanted to solve the conflict with federal laws. In Thursday's ruling, the Supreme Court concluded that there is no longer reason to deny a law license to Garcia, or other illegal immigrants in his position.

"We conclude there is no state law or state public policy that would justify precluding undocumented immigrants, as a class from obtaining a law license in California," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote for the court.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; calif; cultureofcorruption; illegals; immigration; lawyers
Way to go Calif..Soon he will be able to enter all federal court houses,hummm who else in other parts the world would enjoy the freedom of being allowed in all federal buldings ?Heck they might next make him D.A. Who needs laws.. Just say I am illegal and I demand this..Who expects holder to challenge this.
1 posted on 01/02/2014 2:31:31 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Legal licenses... the better to defend themselves in deportation hearings... California dreaming.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 2:33:04 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: moonshinner_09

Catchy sales pitch though:

“Hire a criminal to defend you at your criminal trial”


3 posted on 01/02/2014 2:36:31 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why aren’t they immediately jailed when they have been identified as illegal?


4 posted on 01/02/2014 2:37:25 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: moonshinner_09
I see the elites' advocacy for illegal immigration coming to a screeching halt with this ruling. Next, we need to allow law firms to outsource to China and India.

Legal fees are just too high. It's time to address the critical shortage of lawyers, and there's no better way...

5 posted on 01/02/2014 2:38:45 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They ruled he was of “good moral character”. What part of he is a criminal don’t they get?


6 posted on 01/02/2014 2:39:30 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: moonshinner_09
Just reinforces the facts that

> Cheaters do win.

> If you are a person trying to enter the country legally, why abide by the laws. Just disappear and wait it out. Amnesty is right around the corner.

7 posted on 01/02/2014 2:39:38 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: moonshinner_09

The dumbing of of America continues.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 2:40:52 PM PST by QT3.14 (Anagram: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA = An Arab Backed Imposter)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Ya. Apparently, abiding by immigration laws is at the discretion of the individual.
9 posted on 01/02/2014 2:41:06 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: moonshinner_09

Just asking...How do you hold an illegal attorney in contempt of court and order him into jail? Because technically, he should be there anyway.


10 posted on 01/02/2014 2:49:01 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

WOW! Just WOW


11 posted on 01/02/2014 2:50:51 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: moonshinner_09

12 posted on 01/02/2014 2:51:45 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: moonshinner_09

So who will be California “lawyer of the year”

Sergio or Sandy Fluke?


13 posted on 01/02/2014 2:51:59 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: moonshinner_09
If they can become a lawyer how long before they can become a judge?

Or a politician? governor? president? you see, it's all coming together.

The United States...the United Nations....the United Earth.

14 posted on 01/02/2014 3:01:07 PM PST by oldbrowser
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To: moonshinner_09
“Dear Jerry Brown,

Please send me a list of laws that do not have to be followed in California.
It could be a great boon to California's economy if businesses knew that they had the same rights as illegal invaders. They could then ignore the draconian EPA laws and the ridiculous Obamacare laws.

California can once again be a state to find freedom and mayhem like the Wild West.

Change the motto the ‘The No Laws Enforced State’”

15 posted on 01/02/2014 3:04:19 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: oldbrowser
The United States...the United Nations....the United Earth.

Seriously -- Sadly, this is probably our fate. Thank God I will be long gone before it happens.

16 posted on 01/02/2014 3:04:19 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: moonshinner_09
As a great historian said in 1888: "In declining states the leadership intuitively chooses the most harmful course of action." One possibly bright feature of this inane ruling the Hindu, Japanese, Chinese, Arab and the Eskimo can all practice law in California without having to come to the state.
17 posted on 01/02/2014 3:07:52 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: moonshinner_09
As a great historian said in 1888: "In declining states the leadership intuitively chooses the most harmful course of action." One possibly bright feature of this inane ruling the Hindu, Japanese, Chinese, Arab and the Eskimo can all practice law in California without having to come to the state.
18 posted on 01/02/2014 3:10:42 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: moonshinner_09

So give them law licenses and deport them. They can practice law via mail-order or online from their home country.


19 posted on 01/02/2014 3:10:49 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: moonshinner_09

Lest I forget. The very purpose of these decisions is to eliminate a distinction between citizen and non citizen. The people in charge have already lost that capacity to make such a distinction.


20 posted on 01/02/2014 3:12:49 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: moonshinner_09

I am neither a Liberal or even a Democrat. In fact, I am so far Right my LEFT TURN signal is dismantled.

However, this is the perfect example of Liberal Progressiveness.

We ‘sat back’ and let the illegals work, paid their kids way through school, gave them welfare, food stamps, housing vouchers, allowed them to have Drivers Licenses (EVEN LETTING THEM BRING AN INTERPRETER TO THE EXAM) various towns, municipalities and cities allow them to vote in local elections, WE put up street signs in the language of the ‘neighborhood’, made ballots available in dozens of languages.

Now we are allowing them to go to College and if the subject of money comes up, they are allowed the same loans AND resident rates.

So, it is only natural that ‘WE’ should allow ‘THEM’ to work at the field we have paid for.

Is this a great country or WHAT?

Aren’t we(collectively) the biggest bunch of idiots for allowing this?

It gets lonely out here being a ‘force of one’ and having people tsk tsk every time one rails in regards this BS, much like I have also been on this ‘VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS’ out bandwagon for many years.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 3:26:31 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Good Lord


22 posted on 01/02/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: moonshinner_09

Bump


23 posted on 01/02/2014 3:39:42 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Pearls Before Swine

illegals can get a license to practise law in this country and the American citizen has to register his or her gun


24 posted on 01/02/2014 3:44:06 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: FredZarguna
Next, we need to allow law firms to outsource to China and India.
That's already being done. Many large firms are outsourcing work to India and Philippines. China? Not so much.

25 posted on 01/02/2014 5:23:28 PM PST by peyton randolph (Proverbs 13:20)
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To: peyton randolph
I'm talking about outsourcing attorneys and litigators in the Plaintiffs’ Bar, not clerks and paralegals.
26 posted on 01/02/2014 7:42:13 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: moonshinner_09; All
From the State of California Bar Attorney’s Oath

Business and Professions Code Section 6068

Duties of Attorney

I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor at law to the best of my knowledge and ability.

It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following:

(a) To support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this state.

https://www.calbarxap.com/applications/CalBar/PDFs/code_section_6068.pdf

Too late for this section!

27 posted on 01/02/2014 8:16:40 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: FredZarguna
I'm talking about outsourcing attorneys and litigators in the Plaintiffs’ Bar, not clerks and paralegals.
I'd contend that large firms are outsourcing attorney work overseas, the type of pre-trial grunt work that would typically be handled by a first, second, or third year associate attorney at the firm 5 or 10 years ago. It's gone beyond the outsourcing of paralegal and clerical tasks.

28 posted on 01/03/2014 4:55:20 AM PST by peyton randolph (Proverbs 13:20)
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