My appearance on Lars Larson’s Syndicated Nationwide Radio Show on November 13th, made Liberal Oregon attorneys SO MAD they sent me dozens of hate emails. I found the one from Jonathan, whom I have never met, most intriguing:
NOT ALLOWED TO TALK BADLY ABOUT LIBERALS
“No one cares what you think. Even further, talking badly about liberals when the majority of attorneys are liberals just reflects on your classlessness. I am actually considering reporting you to the bar as being unfit to practice. Anyone who believes what you espouse should not be licensed. Do not bother writing back as I have zero respect for you.”
OREGON STATE BAR IS RUN BY ALT-LEFT
Don’t ask me how the Hard Left completely took over the Oregon State Bar these last 3+ decades, even though about two-thirds of Oregon’s attorneys self-identify as leaning Right, solid Right or far Right. The Left used subterfuge to acquire complete control, but I am still embarrassed that my colleagues and I let it happen.
MY RADIO APPEARANCE FOCUSED ON THE ROY MOORE ALLEGATIONS
Jonathan was referring to my appearance on Lars’ show to discuss the two articles I wrote about the allegations against Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP Senate candidate. I am neither pro-Moore nor anti-Moore.
For about 10 minutes, Lars and I discussed the allegations against Moore and the fact that 1) one accuser worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and 2) one accuser flew all the way to California to sit beside Gloria Allred, Pervert Hunter & all-round muckraker for Dems, as she tearfully explained what Moore had allegedly done to her in 1977.
We also talked about the timing of the Washington Post’s article which made the first allegations THE DAY AFTER it was too late for GOP to choose another candidate. Why didn’t the accusations come up during the GOP primary in September? Why not when Moore ran for and was TWICE elected the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court?
THE PUNISHMENT IS IN THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
But, you say, don’t the Bar’s disciplinary rules only pertain to attorneys who have broken ethics rules when handling their cases and clients. Surely, it doesn’t pertain to an attorney exercising freedom of speech in his/her personal life. The answer is both “yes” AND “no.”
When someone, ANYONE, files a Bar complaint against an Oregon attorney, it goes through several layers of review & investigation before an attorney is found guilty of violating an ethics rule. If the complaint is not thrown out before or during the third step, the attorney is subjected to about THREE MORE YEARS of torture and attorney fees. To save his/her license the accused attorney MUST hire another attorney who specializes in Bar complaints to defend him/her.
Even if the complaint is dismissed at the end (that is, “not guilty”) much damage has been done to the accused attorney. THIS is how the Oregon State Bar prevents Conservative ideas from being freely expressed.
In the 30 years I have practiced law in Oregon, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard attorneys say they must keep their mouths shut for fear of retribution by the Bar. Liberal attorneys are allowed to speak freely, but not Conservative attorneys. Perhaps that is why Jonathan thought “the majority of attorneys are liberals.”
My discussion with Lars starts at 45 minutes:
LARS IS A LOCAL LEGEND
Lars Larson is something of a local legend. He grew up in Oregon, began his career in journalism here and started a local radio show about 25 years ago. His local show is broadcast throughout the Pacific Northwest (KXL Radio, 101.1FM), and his syndicated show is broadcast across America (Freedom Radio, 970AM).
Diane L. Gruber
Oregon Attorney At Law
My two articles about Moore’s troubles:
Two articles about living in Oregon: