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Judicial Watch Founder Loses Pro Hac Vice Bid

Posted Sep 7, 2007 6:09 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Miami lawyer who founded Judicial Watch, a group that filed several lawsuits against the Clinton administration, has been denied pro hac vice admission for a New York case.

In denying temporary bar admission, the judge cited other judges’ past complaints about lawyer Larry Klayman, including one judge’s decision to sanction him for "preposterous" claims and “abusive and obnoxious" behavior, the New York Law Journal reports.

Klayman represents former New York Post reporter Jared Paul Stern, who claims Bill and Hillary Clinton conspired with billionaire Ronald Burkle and others to destroy his career.

Klayman told the legal newspaper he would appeal the decision, and said several judges have praised his conduct.

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