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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Why did Obama's law license get surrendered?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Obviously it's because he knows nothing about the law and kept screwing his clients in court.  

    Wait a minute, returning to reality, that's not true b/c he's a Constitutional Scholar & 1st African-American Editor of Harvard Law Review who taught law at one of the top 5 Law Schools--the University of Chicago--in the country.  After which, he was an Illinios State Senator, U.S. Senator, and 2-TERM POTUS. Being the Leader of the Free World for 8 years, he didn't have much extra time for practicing law.  In addition, unlike the semi-literate neanderthal who followed him, President Obama was/is a brilliant writer and Best-selling Author. 

    Likewise, Mrs. Obama was busy herself being First Lady, a Mom and annually the most respected woman on Earth.  

    As a result, while I can't say with certainty, I'm guessing that instead of practicing law, they just simply plan to continue making the world a better place. Which will be much needed Post-Trump,    

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  • 1 month ago

    You have to renew it and he was busy being the president and not lawyering and all

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  • 2 months ago

    I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    When did it?  I don’t remember reading anything like that.

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    • 1 month agoReport

      JEWS MUST LATER TILL VANISH LIVE ON EARTH
      These people keep cheating public about God even knew book of life is a science book but dont get lasered till vanish.
      ALLAH cannot forgive himself.... How?

      Google "Danny Woo Vk" in Bing for book of lifeI. A science book that dont exist in human world

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He and his wife decided to surrender their licenses because they were no longer going to practice law.  It saved them from having to take mandatory continuing education classes and from paying hundreds of dollars each year to maintain the licenses.  Neither ever had any public disciplinary proceedings filed against them.

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  • sam
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    2 months ago

    it did not. ................................................

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  • Lolly
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    2 months ago

    Is today the day that all the old alt-right lies are going to be trotted out one by one? This one is a chestnut. They are retired.

    "Moreover, neither the Illinois State Bar Association nor the ARDC lists any accusations of misconduct or disciplinary actions against the Obamas. According to a statement from ARDC deputy administrator and chief counsel James Grogan, the Obamas were "never the subject of any public disciplinary proceedings."

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's true that neither Barack nor Michelle Obama currently has an active law license authorizing them to practice in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission lists President Obama's registration status as "voluntarily retired." It also lists Michelle Obama's status as "voluntarily inactive."

    Based on any existing evidence, however, it is not true that either of them surrendered their law license to avoid disciplinary action or criminal prosecution. Nor is it true, contrary to what has been claimed on thousands of anti-Obama blogs and websites, that the Obamas were "disbarred" or had their law licenses "revoked" for any reason. Disbarred attorneys are listed in the ARDC database as "not authorized to practice law due to discipline." The Obamas are not so listed.

    Moreover, neither the Illinois State Bar Association nor the ARDC lists any accusations of misconduct or disciplinary actions against the Obamas. According to a statement from ARDC deputy administrator and chief counsel James Grogan, the Obamas were "never the subject of any public disciplinary proceedings."

    Quite to the contrary, a notice on the website of the Illinois State Bar states that the Association is "proud" to retain Barack and Michelle Obama as honorary members. Lastly, it's not unusual for lawyers to go on inactive status if they have no immediate plans to practice law. According to the ARDC Annual Report, 12% of Illinois' 87,943 attorneys were registered as inactive in 2011.

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  • 2 months ago

    Stay away from those RW conspiracy chain mails. They are usually not a reliable source of truthful information.

    Q: Did Barack and Michelle Obama “surrender” their law licenses to avoid ethics charges?

    A: No. A court official confirms that no public disciplinary proceeding has ever been brought against either of them, contrary to a false Internet rumor. By voluntarily inactivating their licenses, they avoid a requirement to take continuing education classes and pay hundreds of dollars in annual fees. Both could practice law again if they chose to do so.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You're just jealous of a SUCCESSFUL AND POWERFUL BLACK MAN!

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    • Ted K
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      2 months agoReport

      "Debate??"  There's no debate, you dumb-as-a-post bonehead.  The premise behind the question is total bullsh!t.

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