C&F Guilt by Association?

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C&F Guilt by Association?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:36 am

Let's say somebody taking the Bar has no criminal record (aside from parking tickets and 1 or 2 speeding tickets), but their immediate family member has some pretty serious offenses (felony drug trafficking, etc)... Could this hurt the person taking the Bar in any way, C&F- wise?

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Re: C&F Guilt by Association?

Postby Clearly » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Let's say somebody taking the Bar has no criminal record (aside from parking tickets and 1 or 2 speeding tickets), but their immediate family member has some pretty serious offenses (felony drug trafficking, etc)... Could this hurt the person taking the Bar in any way, C&F- wise?

no.

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Re: C&F Guilt by Association?

Postby BeenDidThat » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Let's say somebody taking the Bar has no criminal record (aside from parking tickets and 1 or 2 speeding tickets), but their immediate family member has some pretty serious offenses (felony drug trafficking, etc)... Could this hurt the person taking the Bar in any way, C&F- wise?


If that were a rule, a lot of people would not be able to be lawyers.

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Re: C&F Guilt by Association?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:37 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Let's say somebody taking the Bar has no criminal record (aside from parking tickets and 1 or 2 speeding tickets), but their immediate family member has some pretty serious offenses (felony drug trafficking, etc)... Could this hurt the person taking the Bar in any way, C&F- wise?


If that were a rule, a lot of people would not be able to be lawyers.

see, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_M._Bulger

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Re: C&F Guilt by Association?

Postby Reinhardt » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:48 pm

I think that would be unconstitutional, but not sure because Themis doesn't cover the "corruption of blood" clause.




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