June 06, 2005

Brave new world

Following up on that "rat out your client" revision to RPC 3.3, and reviewing the coming changes to my new state's rules of professional conduct in general, I clicked on the "Suggested Rules of Professional Conduct as submitted to the Supreme Court (showing additions and deletions in accordance with GR 9(e))" (a Word document, sadly), and noticed that some excess verbiage had been stricken:

(g) Constitutional law defining the right to assistance in criminal cases may supersede the obligations stated in this rule

Sort of captures the spirit of the revision, don't you think?