Originally Published: January 23, 2018 6 a.m.
In the tradition of civil disobedience espoused by the saintly Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws,” why does our Arizona Legislature force lawyers to join the State Bar Union and allow that union to use mandatory dues to support political and ideological activities?
This is particularly unjust, since Arizona is a Right to Work State, and no other workers except lawyers face this burden.
Yet, now there is a chance to right this wrong. With the new Arizona Legislative session upon us Rep Anthony Kern has introduced House Bill 2119 to disintegrate the expensive and biased State Bar of Arizona and make membership voluntary.
Although it may be difficult to feel sorry for lawyers, this is one area where we all should help them.