Anne Block is a lawyer AND an “investigator/journalist for the Gold Bar Reporter. When Anne Block reported on criminal conduct by government officials, specifically John Pennington, who was an appointee by former disgraced Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, John Pennington filed a WA State Bar Grievance against Anne Block.
And as true to form, the WA State Bar has begun ‘disbarment proceedings’ against this noble lawyer/investigator/journalist, Anne Block. Is it RETRIBUTION by the WA State Bar against Anne Block for “outing” a corrupt government official?
Let me think a minute — ABSOLUTELY — it is retribution. There is no doubt in my mind! Not only is it retribution but the WA State Bar’s lawyer, Linda Eide, seems to take the view that honesty, and the rules of professional conduct don’t apply to her. I guess Eide is concerned with all the “lawyers” who have their reputations on the line for aiding, abetting, or in some other way shielding John Pennington from his “questionable” past?
Ms. Block writes of Eide,
Ms. Eide falsely certified that Block simply “objected” on Frist Amendment grounds. This is an intentionally false and misleading statement as defined in Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352, 358 n.4 (1973) (fraudulent statements include “intentional creation of false impressions by a selection of literally true representations”) (citations omitted). Linda Eide’s false statement also violates RPC 3.3 mandate that all WSBA members be candid with a tribunal especially in ex-parte hearings. A true copy of the Block’s email letter objecting on Media Shields grounds as well is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.
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Note: Susan Forbes, a Gold Bar Reporter, and Anne Block filed suit in Thurston County seeking an anti-SLAPP and motion to quash the WSBA’s subpoena. Forbes is not a lawyer and has objected to the WSBA’s Subpoena. Calendar note is set for July 18,2014. Also Ms. Block intends filing a civil rights suit against the WSBA, Eide and O’Dell.
Anne Block let her WSBA license lapse out of disgust once she learned that Eide was a friend to Gold Bar city attorney Michael Kenyon)
BRAVO Anne and thank you for taking a stand against the corruption.
Please support Anne Block for her sacrifices, and demand our legislators use their constitutional powers to hold the WA State Supreme Court Justices accountable for their blind-eye to what is occurring within WA State’s Justice System.