View Poll Results: Should Matthew McLaughlin be disbarred?

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  • Yes, this clearly violates the "good moral character" clause.

    5 31.25%
  • Yes, because this clearly violates everything that America stands for!

    2 12.50%
  • No, however reprehensible his views, it does not violate the "good moral character" clause

    3 18.75%
  • No, because he is right. The gay agenda has to be exterminated just as he proposed.

    0 0%
  • I don't care. It's California, nuff said

    6 37.50%
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Thread: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Yes, and if a lawyer would propose a bill legalizing pedophilia he would also IMHO be a candidate for striking off from the bar because that is pretty darned evil and immoral too.

    Yes, you showed that but that does not mean that the members of the bar can decide that some things are clearly that immoral in nature that they can say that this person is not of good "moral character" and strike him off.
    Then call the state Bar of California, tell them your opinion, and maybe you can get what you want.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    But age? Age is okay, right?

    Oh the stench of your hypocrisy.

    Sure, I would love it if everyone who approved of legal killing on the grounds of age were immediately disbarred. That would be great.
    You can have that discussion in the abortion section and not bring your pro-life complaining fest here

    Abortion is legal, also abortion is not murder (and that discussion we can have as said in the abortion section of the forum) and lawyers who think it should be legal cannot be accused of being immoral because that is not immoral.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Then call the state Bar of California, tell them your opinion, and maybe you can get what you want.
    I think the lesbian/gay community in California will do that. I may be of the opinion that he should be struck off but it is down to the good people of California to arrange/promote.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You can have that discussion in the abortion section and not bring your pro-life complaining fest here

    Abortion is legal, also abortion is not murder (and that discussion we can have as said in the abortion section of the forum) and lawyers who think it should be legal cannot be accused of being immoral because that is not immoral.
    Well, if this man is to be taken seriously, he obviously disagrees with you and thinks shooting these folks in the head should not be murder and thinks there's nothing immoral about it.

    So really, you have a lot in common with this guy... only in his case, at least, I'm not convinced he isn't just making a dumb joke.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Well, if this man is to be taken seriously, he obviously disagrees with you and thinks shooting these folks in the head should not be murder and thinks there's nothing immoral about it.

    So really, you have a lot in common with this guy... only in his case, at least, I'm not convinced he isn't just making a dumb joke.
    But what he proposes is murder.

    And I have nothing in common with this guy.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But what he proposes is murder.
    Actually, he's saying it shouldn't be.

    If this initiative actually somehow passed (yeah right), then it wouldn't be in California.

    Murder is a specific criminal charge. Homicide is the general term for the action. If he's being serious (again, dubious) then he's saying he thinks shooting gays in the head is somehow justifiable homicide.

    And I have nothing in common with this guy.
    You approve of homicide of those under a certain age. I see no reason to contrast your position with the position of approving of homicide for those with a particular sexual preference.

    Both are equally repugnant to me.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No. It's called The First Amendment. It doesn't matter how offensive the speech is, he has a right to use it.
    Indeed. But that doesn't mean the bar association can't kick him out for violating their rules of conduct. I'm not a lawyer, so don't know. I do know what he has proposed is so vile and reprehensible that it boggles the mind.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Lots of lawyers' activities could be viewed by someone or some group as not complying with the "good moral character" provision. If a lawyer has an affair, the pro-morality groups could demand he be disbarred. If a lawyer takes his family pet to a shelter, the pro-animal rights groups could demand he be disbarred. If a lawyer joins his Catholic clients at an anti-abortion protest, the pro-choice groups could demand that he be disbarred.

    In the state of California, you can be convicted of a crime - up to an including non-violent felonies - and be admitted to the Bar. You can be a drug addict or alcoholic and still be admitted to the Bar.
    Yes, you can be a recovered alcoholic or drug addict and remain a member of the bar, but if you show up to a legal proceeding drunk or high, you're outta there. It's probably a pretty convoluted process, disbarment. I understand the hearings are pretty intense.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Actually, he's saying it shouldn't be.

    If this initiative actually somehow passed (yeah right), then it wouldn't be in California.

    Murder is a specific criminal charge. Homicide is the general term for the action. If he's being serious (again, dubious) then he's saying he thinks shooting gays in the head is somehow justifiable homicide.
    But California is not in a separate country, however you put it killing for discriminatory reasons is undoubtedly a federal offense.

    And it does not change that what he wants to legalize is murder, plain and simple. He is a Christian Sharia nut-case with such abhorrent religious and moral deviancy that he as said is not of "good character IMHO".

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    You approve of homicide of those under a certain age. I see no reason to contrast your position with the position of approving of homicide for those with a particular sexual preference.

    Both are equally repugnant to me.
    I don't ever approve of homicide. You may think that abortion is homicide, I know it is not.
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