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Pa. Bar Leaders Aren't Giving Up On Drafting Anti-Bias Rule

By Matt Fair (March 18, 2021, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Despite disciplinary officials waving the white flag this week in their bid to upend a decision blocking a controversial new anti-bias rule for Pennsylvania lawyers, legal industry leaders in the state say they hope a new version of the proviso can be drafted that passes muster in the courts.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's disciplinary board on Tuesday pulled the plug on its Third Circuit appeal aimed at overturning a district court's decision to preliminary enjoin the anti-bias rule on free speech grounds. The rule allows for attorneys to face ethics charges for expressions of bias or prejudice.

But even as the...

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