Lawyer Sues Penn. Ethics Authorities Over Anti-Bias Rule (1)

Friday, August 7, 2020

Tom Wilkinson was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article which discusses how a Pennsylvania lawyer is suing state disciplinary authorities, saying an anti-bias ethics rule scheduled to go into effect in December violates his free speech rights. “No lawyer has been disciplined under Model Rule 8.4(g) for simply discussing First Amendment case law,” he said. "The rule does not prohibit discussion and debate on legal issues, nor does it mandate “politically correct” viewpoints.” “Rather, it prohibits knowing harassment and discrimination that causes harm to a person in a protected category,” said Tom.

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