Friday, May 30, 2008

Mississippi Rule Change

The Mississippi Supreme Court has amended its rules of bar discipline relating to a reveresed criminal conviction. Previously, an attorney was immediately reinstated upon reversal. Now, such an attorney may seek reinstatement. In a nice turn of phrase, the court's clerk "shall spread this Order upon the minutes of the Court..."

A dissent concludes that the court should retain the discretion to immediately reinstate in appropriate circumstances: "I believe the majority has addressed one problem, and invited another." The court should be able "to immediately reinstate attorneys who are victims of obvious wrongful prosecution and conviction." (Mike Frisch)

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