Bar withdraws motion on Stevens' law license

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Bar Association has withdrawn its motion to suspend the law license of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, now that the federal corruption case against the Alaska Republican has been dismissed.

The bar filed its motion with the state Supreme Court after Stevens was convicted in October on seven felony counts of violating ethics rules.

Stevens fought the effort, saying he was seeking a new trial in Washington, D.C., or dismissal of the charges.

Stevens also maintained there was no reason to go after his law license because he was on the bar's inactive list and couldn't practice in Alaska anyway.



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