December 7, 2009
No Discipline For T-Shirt Slogan
The Arizona Disciplinary Commission has accepted (by a 5-4 vote) the recommendation of a hearing officer and dismissed ethics charges against an attorney.
The attorney had beeen charged with misconduct for wearing a t-shirt to an interview with two police officers in the prosecutor's offices that was emblazoned with the immortal phrase "Let the f**cking begin." He had also ordered a gift subscription to Modern Drunkard Magazine for the waiting room of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office Vehicular Crimes Bureau because, in his view, the "waiting room magazines required a better selection."
The bar had sought an informal reprimand before the hearing officer for conduct described as "not the most serious but inappropriate..." (Mike Frisch)
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