Business & Practice

Suit Equating Practice Denial to Slavery ‘Appalling,’ Court Says

June 29, 2020, 10:14 PM

A federal judge in Washington tossed a challenge to its local rules governing admission to the bar Monday, calling the lawsuit’s claims “unintelligible” and its comparisons, including those to slavery and the killing of George Floyd, “offensive,” “appalling” and “obfuscating.”

Lawyers United, which describes itself as a whistleblower group based in Los Angeles, claimed that being denied admission to a federal trial court’s bar also was akin to denying women in the U.S. the right to vote, to being three-fifths of an American citizen, and to not being allowed to sit at the front of the bus, according to Judge...

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