Should White Supremacists be Allowed to Practice Law?

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The legal profession is supposed to weed out people who aren’t morally fit to be lawyers. But they let neo-Nazis in.

“I don’t think it should be the state bar’s job to police people for being racists or other assholes,” says Kenneth White of the legal blog Popehat.  “If white supremacists are doing objectionable stuff, you should be able to find them in violation of the rules [of professional conduct],” he argued.

 

What would the Law Society of South Australia do if faced with an Application from a neo-Nazi?  Deny the licence to practice? Grant the licence and rely on the Rules of Professional Conduct to determine moral fitness to practice?

Flags and Other Symbols Used by Far-Right Groups in Charlottesville

 

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