Bar ethics complaint against Kellyanne Conway

Fifteen professors recently filed a misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway with a D.C. bar disciplinary committee over things she has said in support of President Trump. Prominent legal ethicist Steve Lubet argues — and I agree — that this “dangerously misguided” complaint would set a terrible precedent if it somehow succeeded. Last week Paul Alan Levy, the First Amendment lawyer with Public Citizen, came to the same conclusion: bar panels have no business going after people who happen to be lawyers over their political speech. The complaint is an irresponsible stunt, and should be tossed out ASAP. More: Maya Noronha, Fed Soc Blog.

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  • Do the bars have the equivalent of a SLAPP lawsuit to discourage “stunts” like these?