Missouri Supreme Court Disciplines McCloskeys

NPR reports:

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday indefinitely suspended the law licenses of two St. Louis attorneys who waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020, but it stayed their suspensions and placed them on probation for a year.

The orders came after Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel last year asked the court to suspend the law licenses of Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, in connection with their guilty pleas to misdemeanors stemming from the gun-waving incident.

The orders mean that if they violate the terms of their probation, their law licenses could be suspended indefinitely. The court also ordered them to provide 100 hours of pro bono legal services during their terms of probation.

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Last year Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons pardoned the couple of criminal charges. Mark McCloskey is running to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Roy Blunt.