Wednesday, February 08, 2012

U.S. v. Kimsey (9th Cir. - Feb. 8, 2012)

I get why they wanted to charge James Kimsey with contempt for ghostwriting on behalf of purportedly pro se litigants.  Indeed, I'm happy they have it a shot.  Even though, as the Ninth Circuit holds, you can't do that.

They should have just charged Kimsey with the unauthorized practice of law.  But that's a state charge, so would require that the district attorney get motivated, rather than the U.S. Attorney.

Good luck with that.