Federal appeals court blasts prominent attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email
Posted Nov 05, 2014 04:18 pm CST
By Martha Neil
Mr. Reines and then-Chief Judge Rader” including backstage access at two concerts arranged for Rader by Reines. The lawyer had cases pending before the Federal Circuit at the time, the opinion states.While California bar authorities consider the issue, a protective order will keep confidential filings in the Federal Circuit email matter that relate to the potential California disciplinary matter, the opinion says. Whether to make these filings public at some point in the future will be up to California bar authorities.Reines did not immediately respond to a Wednesday afternoon phone message from the ABA Journal.
Hat tip: Above the Law.
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