KY Judge Rules Lawyers Can’t Speak Freely


Check out the interesting blog post from lawyer Jennifer Lubinski’s Work Product blog about the Kentucky Bar Association’s decision to constrain one lawyer’s free speech rights after he wrote letters to the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission alleging fundraising violations. 

The local bar association censured the lawyer, and he sued claiming that his allegation was constitutionally protected political speech. 

United States District Court Judge Danny Reeves ruled that a bar association may restrict otherwise constitutionally protected speech by an attorney if necessary to “uphold public confidence in the judiciary.” 

Wow! Talk about getting SLAPPed!  Who knew that even lawyers could wind up having to sue for their free speech rights!

About debmcalister

I'm a Dallas-based marketing consultant and writer, who specializes in helping start-up technology companies grow. I write (books, articles, and blogs) about marketing, technology, and social media. This blog is about all of those -- and the funny ways in which they interesect with everyday life. It's also the place where I publish general articles on topics that interest me -- including commentary about the acting and film communities, since I have both a son and grandson who are performers.
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