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I thank Jim Nelson, a former Montana Supreme Court Justice, for bringing the unconstitutionality of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Rule 8.4(g) out into the public forum; through his recent article entitled “Beware the bull, not the kangaroo.”Unfortunately, his redundant and intentionally inflammatory rhetoric might have you believe that all Montana attorneys must be immediately bridled and silenced, lest there be an imminent breakdown of Montanan society.
Imagine all three branches of Montana’s government as ranches in Montana. The Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary all have their own ranches with strict boundaries set up by the people of Montana. This is the law of the land.But one ranch, the Judiciary, is threatening to raise kangaroos and intentionally let them jump over the boundaries, camp out on the Legislature's front lawn and leave scat on their porch.