The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for at least 3 years for the "virulent bigotry" he demonstrated in defense of a foreclosure action against him. One justice would have disbarred him. From the opinion:
HT: Legal Profession Blog
In 2009, Respondent handed out flyers entitled "Stop the Plunder in Bankruptcy Court" in downtown Indianapolis. The flyer, which was based upon Respondent's Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, called Sellers (without naming them) "slumlords," called their attorneys (naming the firm) "bloodsucking shylocks" who were part of a "heavily jewish (sic) . . . reorganization cartel," and made free-ranging disparaging remarks about Jews generally, from the fall of Jericho, through 1925 Berlin, to their alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
Aggravating and mitigating facts. The hearing officer found as a fact in aggravation that Respondent continued his offensive conduct in this disciplinary proceeding by, for example, seeking discovery to establish that Sellers were mentally impaired, serving interrogatories upon the Commission seeking confirmation of Respondent's anti-Semitic statements, attempting to use discovery to ask for the names of Commission members and others with Jewish affiliations, and attacking the merits of rulings in the bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings that were long ago final.