No Sex With Your Client’s Wife!
Did somebody REALLY need to tell him this?
…In this attorney disciplinary matter, Respondent was accused under Rule 7(a), RLDE, Rule 413 SCACR of having sexual relations with the wife of one of his clients, during the period of time in which he was representing the husband. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) alleged, in formal charges, that this extramarital relationship created an impermissible conflict of interest between Respondent and his client under 1.7, SCRPC, Rule 407, SCACR.
- In the Matter of Anonymous Member of the South Carolina Bar, Respondent – Opinion No. 26879, Heard August 4, 2010 – Filed September 13, 2010.
Adultery, Porn, and Military Service
Some stiff penalties for lack of sexual control. An Air Force colonel with 28 years of military service pleaded guilty Tuesday to adultery, watching porn on a government computer, sending explicit email to a married woman and obstruction of a criminal investigation. This will cost him in 5 months of freedom and $30,000.
- Colonel pleads guilty to adultery, sex crimes – Scott Fontaine, Staff Writer, Air Force Times, August 26, 2010
Prevalence of Carnal Imagery Dangerous for Fidelity
According to a recent study, pornography and pornographic website revenues exceed those of all of the three most popular professional sports franchises combined. Pornographic search engine requests total more than 65 million a day.
- Safeguard Your Mind – Greg Laurie, Christian Post, Aug. 25 2010.
Adultery or Abandonment No Longer
Necessary for Divorce in New York
Until August 17, 2010, New York was the only state in the U.S. without a "no-fault" divorce statute. The new law, A9753/S3890, takes effect on October 12, 2010. Upon taking effect, this new law will permit couples to divorce without needing to blame the other party for the marriage’s collapse.
Although favored by 75% of the New York Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the law was opposed by both the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Catholic Church:
- Companion Bill to New York’s No-Fault Divorce Law Raises New Concerns – Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal, August 17, 2010.
- Divorce Easier as New York Law Ends Need to Lie – Carlyn Kolker and Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg News, Aug 16, 2010
Woman Sentenced to Die for Committing Adultery
AOL News contributor Theunis Bates reports that Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a 43-year old Iranian mother of two who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, confessed to the “crime” to save her life — according to her former lawyer, currently hiding out in Norway.
- The full story is posted on the AOL News web site (Aug 12, 2010).