|Jerome Simandle, Chief Judge|
District of New Jersey
Suit Targets Federal Court Rule That Favors N.J. Lawyers' Bar Admission | New Jersey Law Journal:
A group advocating multi-jurisdictional law practice is challenging a District of New Jersey rule that gives N.J. lawyers—but not lawyers from other states—instant admission to the federal bar.The suit, charging the rule unconstitutionally discriminates against lawyers from other states, seeks an injunction against its enforcement and declaration that attorneys in good standing may be admitted on motion in the District of New Jersey, regardless of their state of licensure.Local Rule 101(a) is "an antiquated guild-like vestige from a by-gone era that continues to exist in this 21st Century because of inertia," according to the suit, Named as defendants are all of the district judges and magistrate judges in the District of New Jersey, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.
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