Catalyst September Issue 2012
We were recently given the opportunity by the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation to review its report and give any final concerns regarding its investigation of the anti-Catholic statements made by attorney Rebekah Nett; in December 2011 the lawyer and her client made a number of anti-Catholic statements in a Minnesota courtroom.
We found the report on Nett to be thorough and fair. We maintained that because the evidence of Nett’s bigotry presented in the report was clear and overwhelming, she needed to be disciplined in a manner that is commensurate with the gravity of her offenses.
On August 8, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in Minnesota said that Nett should be suspended. It is now in the hands of the State Supreme Court.