Fleck v. Wetch, 8th Circuit Order, Briefing and Argument

Posted On Jan 12 2019 by

No. 16-1564. JUDGE ORDER: On December 3, 2018, the Supreme Court vacated this court’s judgment and remanded the matter for further consideration in light of Janus v. State, County and Municipal Employees, 138 S.Ct. 2448 (2018). On January 9, 2019, the court reopened this case. The parties are directed to file supplemental briefs addressing the issues on remand. Appellant’s brief is due February 15, 2019, and appellees’ brief is due March 15, 2019. Appellant’s reply brief, if any, is due March 29, 2018. The principal supplemental briefs shall not exceed 10,000 words, and appellant’s reply brief shall not exceed 5,000 words. It …

Arizona Bar Petition: Separate Regulatory and Trade Association Functions

Posted On Jan 9 2019 by

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Yesterday, the Goldwater Institute filed a petition asking the Arizona Supreme Court to amend the rules governing the State Bar of Arizona to separate the regulatory and trade association functions along the lines adopted by the Nebraska Supreme Court and comparable to bar reform legislation sponsored by Rep. Anthony Kern in the Arizona Legislature the past few years. In addition, the petition asks for the implementation of heightened financial transparency requirements via a detailed and independent annual audit of the Arizona Bar’s expenditures. A copy of the rule petition is attached. Also see the explanatory links …

Washington Supreme Court and the Bar Structure Work Group

Posted On Jan 3 2019 by

The Washington Supreme Court exercising its power over the WSBA and members under GR 12.2 has created a Bar Structure Work Group. The court neglects to mention Eugster v. WSBA and Justices of the Supreme Court.  The case is on appeal to the 9th Circuit, all briefs have been filed.