More Whistleblowing attorneys face discipline in Washington DC

From: kenneth ditkowsky <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>
To: ABAJournal.com <webmaster@abajournal.com>
Cc:
Subject: The Demise of the legal profession
The legacy of our generation is not going to cover us with glory.    
 
Prior generations of lawyers have been known for civility, professionalism, and most important honor.    Today, lawyers are openly ashamed of the fact that our laws (here in America) have a religious origin and a common sense credo.   The attornment of the profession as to the banning of the ten commandments did not cover the profession with glory, but it did make for a great deal of ridicule.  (the 10 commandments had to be banned because it created a hostile work environment for the judges and the lawyers)
 
The failure of the ABA to get excited and come down with both feet when Jerome larkin and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (and ultimately the Illinois Supreme Court) determined that exposing corruption in the Illinois Courts was akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater was a disgrace of the highest magnitude.    Indeed, free speech and the First Amendment protections are the hallmark that allows the 2nd oldest profession to be more than a “joke!”    
 
The open and notorious clamp of free speech that certain lawyer disciplinary groups are enforcing is about as unAmerican and as dangerous as ISIS.    Democracy is not a spectator sport and all lawyers have taken an oath to protect the Constitution.  Benign neglect is not compliance with a lawyers obligation pursuant to his oath or Rule 8.3.
 
Today I was sent the following cite.   It depicts a very scary situation that suggests ABA involvement in affirmatively protecting the Rights of lawyers to speak out, or abdication of a free and effective judicial system.
  
The ABA must come down on the side of Free Speech and seek the disbarment of the lawyer regulators who lack respect for themselves, their oath, and their duty to the profession.   Half hearted  benign replies to the outrage of the DC Disciplinary Counsel is not only deplorable but demonstrative of voluntary impotence of the American Bar Association.    When lawyers are afraid to speak out against injustice, criminal conduct, and wrongful conduct not only does the profession appropriately lose the respect of the public, but it ceases to function in any way other than pro forma 
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