Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 3/28/16: The 28th Amendment

The proposed amendment currently closest to ratification is the “Lawyers’ Rights Amendment” (LRA), which if ratified would become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The LRA would make lawyers a protected class, and treat “comments, jokes and statements that tend to denigrate or otherwise sully the reputation of legal practitioners” as a form of hate speech. It has currently been ratified by 29 state legislatures, out of the required 38, and has no deadline for ratification.

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