This essay will provide a brief overview of how the states have responded to
ABA Model Rule 8.4(g). Part I reviews opinions from four state attorneys
general who concluded that the rule is unconstitutional: Texas, South Carolina,
Louisiana, and Tennessee. Part II discusses the states that considered the rule
with modifications. Part III reviews the states that considered Rule 8.4(g) as
drafted. So far, only one state adopted the rule: Vermont. However, the process
is still not over, and other states are currently considering the rule.
ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) in the States,
Cath. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.edu/lawreview/vol68/iss4/7