‘Very, Very Dangerous’: What Are the Ramifications of California’s Decision to Grant a Law License to an Illegal Immigrant?
Jan. 3, 2014 6:35pm Erica Ritz
The Blaze

Radio host, attorney and law professor Hugh Hewitt spoke Friday about the ramifications of the California Supreme Court granting a law license to an illegal immigrant who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam.

Speaking with TheBlaze TV’s Andrew Wilkow in a web exclusive, Hewitt asserted that the state of California has essentially told residents that “we will allow people who didn’t play by the rules to represent people who are going to depend upon the rule of law.”

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles news conference in Los Angeles. The California Supreme Court granted a license Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 to Garcia, 36, who illegally came to the United States two decades ago, in a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)

Wilkow added: “This seems very, very dangerous when the lawbreaker has the standing to practice the law.”

Hewitt agreed, saying “the rule of law begins with the assumption that the judge … will expect you to fairly and completely state the law, even those cases which are injurious to your position.”

Can you still be counted upon to do that “if you are yourself a lawbreaker?” Hewitt asked.

“I don’t think the Supreme Court thought this through, and I will be interested if the United States Supreme Court doesn’t find some way to take a look at that ruling itself,” Hewitt concluded.