Maricopa Executive Guidance Committee Resolution Denouncing State Bar Investigation of Andrew Thomas and Others
WHEREAS, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have been leaders in the fight to crack down on illegal immigration, taking on activist judges who tried to thwart Proposition 100 (no bail for illegal immigrants who commit serious crimes), and investigating corruption at the county level;
WHEREAS, in a politically motivated move due to its opposition to Arpaio’s and Thomas’s policies, the State Bar of Arizona, which is under the control of liberal attorneys and criminal defense attorneys, is attempting to take the license to practice law from Andrew Thomas, one of his former prosecutors Lisa Aubuchon, and discipline a third former prosecutor, Rachel Alexander;
WHEREAS, even a columnist for the liberal Arizona Republic, Robert Robb, has denounced the Bar’s investigation, writing about the Bar’s investigation, “Many of the alleged ethical violations are grounded in the claim that Thomas acted in bad faith for political retaliation. I doubt the evidence will clearly establish that.”
WHEREAS, the State Bar of Arizona has a history of refusing to take action against those who agree with their political philosophy
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee that it demand the State Bar drop the baseless and politically motivated investigation into Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander.
FURTHER, we, the members of the Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee, commend Andrew Thomas for his efforts as County Attorney combating illegal immigration and corruption;
ADDITIONALLY, we, the members of the Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee, demand that the State Bar refrain from any future politically motivated investigations of attorneys due to its inherent left wing bias.
Read why the trial is nothing more than a political witch hunt here. Several prominent liberal attorneys in town, including a former State Bar president, are so disgusted by the Bar’s witch hunt they took out a full page ad in the Arizona State Bar magazine denouncing it.
Please contact the State Bar and tell them you are sick and tired of their political witch hunts, and demand that they drop this prosecution.Tell them you are going to follow the trial and report on it and spread the word about how it is nothing more than an attack on Thomas. American Post-Gazette believes there are some State Bar attorneys who need to lose their licenses over this, not Thomas. We understand the main person behind this prosecution is John Furlong, the General Counsel/Deputy Director of the Bar. Be sure to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and 602.340.7301. He reports to John Phelps, the CEO/Executive Director, who has let him run renegade without any supervision. Contact Phelps at email@example.com and 602.340.7200. Email addresses and phone numbers for the Board of Governors are here – http://www.azbar.org/aboutus/leadership/boardofgovernors Contact info for the rest of the staff is here – http://www.azbar.org/aboutus/leadership/seniorleadership
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