“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?