U.S. Supreme Court won't address gun-waving lawyer-couple's probation

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U.S. Supreme Court won't address gun-waving lawyer-couple's probation


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This is an article from the lamestream media Reuters.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place an attorney misconduct penalty against husband-and-wife personal injury lawyers in St. Louis who brandished firearms at racial justice protesters in 2020 and later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor crimes.
Note how Reuters refers to the rioters who broke into a gated community as "racial justice protesters." Typical liberal media BS.
The state high court found the McCloskeys' crimes involved "moral turpitude," a legal industry term describing an act of "baseness, vileness, or depravity."

Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, and his wife pleaded guilty to a harassment crime. A grand jury had originally indicted the couple on charges including unlawful use of a weapon.

The McCloskeys, through their lawyer Michael Downey, argued in the U.S. Supreme Court that lawfully brandishing firearms could not constitute conduct involving "moral turpitude." Their petition argued that the court "has recognized that Americans have a long-standing and well-recognized right to protect themselves and their home."
In Missouri exercising your right to keep and bear arms for self-defence is now an act of moral turpitude. The McCloskeys' main mistake was pleading guilty. As a lawyer Mark McCloskey should have known better. He basically said that he committed a crime.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindu ... 022-06-06/

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