A challenge of the use of the Louisiana state bar association's use of attorney licensing fees for advocacy and alleged improper political expenditures deserved a substantive ruling by a court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled July 2. The court overruled a district court which had dismissed the case.
The plaintiff in the case, New Orleans attorney Randy Boudreaux, brought a federal suit against the Bar, arguing that mandatory registration requirements, combined with the Bar's use of . . .