Category Archives: Federal Court

Case 4 and Case 5 — What may happen on appeal

Case 4 and Case 5 The issue in each case (Case 4 is in Superior Court, Spokane; Case 5 is in US District Court WAED) is whether the WSBA Washington Discipline System is constitutional, does it accord with requirements of … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court: Things a Lawyer Should Know

There are certain obstacles to a lawyer’s efforts to gain the attention of a Federal District Court. Rooker Feldman Doctrine A lawyer cannot challenge a decision of the State Supreme Court in federal court.  This is the Rooker Feldman Doctrine.  … Continue reading

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The Washington Lawyer Discipline System — The US Supreme Court — “Pie in the Sky”

I have heard it said that a lawyer who has been disbarred by the Washington Supreme Court can always appeal to the United States Supreme.  What is meant by lawyers who say this can only mean that the disbarred lawyer … Continue reading

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So you want to go to Federal Court ? — The Younger Abstention Doctrine

The federal court will abstain.  It’s called the Younger Abstention Doctrine. Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, 91 S. Ct. 746, 27 L. Ed. 2d 669 (1971). Younger was used in Canatella v. California, 404 F.3d 1106, 1109 – 1110 … Continue reading

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