24 September 2007

Bully for Arizona!

The Arizona Supreme Court has held that federal lawyers without Arizona licenses are the same as all other lawyers without Arizona licenses. They don't have the privilege of walking before a State judge whenever they want to.

2 comments:

billposer said...

I'm curious what exactly the federal government is asking for. Do they want their lawyers to be able to appear in Arizona courts with no formalities at all, or do they just want a waiver of the fees and need to apply in writing, while still requiring the permission of the individual judge to appear before him?

Ken Lammers said...

Not sure, but I suspect they want to assert that federal prosecutors have something akin to universal jurisdiction and can appear in any court they choose to as though they were attorneys approved by that State's Bar.