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Capital Associated Industries, Inc. v. Stein

A nonprofit trade association wants to hire in-house lawyers to provide legal advice and services to its members. Several states allow this, but North Carolina law says only lawyer-owned business entities are allowed to practice law to preserve the high ethical standards that lawyers are famous for. Fourth Circuit: While this is a “close” case, this does not infringe your rights to free speech or free association, has a rational basis, and is not unconstitutionally vague.


Tags: 2019, Fourth Circuit, Free Association, Free Speech, Rational Basis Test, Vagueness

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