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An Open Letter & Open Report / Complaint & Request For Disciplinary Action
December 31, 2018
Complaint & Request For Disciplinary Action
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I have forwarded the attached letter to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the great State of Tennessee, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the Tennessee Bar and the Governor of Tennessee.
To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is intended as a complaint and request for disciplinary action against Attorney Alan Wade (Memphis city attorney), Attorney Bruce McMullen (City attorney who represents the Mayor of Memphis) who, by their actions, formed a conspiracy and began to collude against the lawful actions and decisions of the Tennessee Historical Commission to dismiss the Declaratory Order submitted by the City of Memphis and the city council of Memphis to include the petition of waiver that was denied.
The other actors in this conspiracy would include Van Turner, county commission chair, and so called President of Memphis Greenspace, as they conspired to circumvent the lawful actions of the Governor appointed commission.
The Tennessee Historical Commission dismissed the Declaratory Order submitted by the City of Memphis and Memphis city council regarding application of Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013 to the equestrian statue of the Honorable General, Nathan Bedford Forrest, located in Memphis.
The commission determined not to review the initial Order. The Order became final on October 13, 2017. Petition for waiver denied on October 13, 2017.
And to add insult to injury, these same aforementioned attorneys, on December 12, 2018, set up a panel discussion for law students, other practicing attorneys and members of the public, under the auspices of the Memphis Bar, with the premise of explaining how they legally used the law to remove the Confederate Cenotaphs.
Clearly no more than antinomy to try and save face for the very least of breaking the spirit of the law and a slap in the face of the Governor’s commission whose charge was to prevent such nefarious deeds. And clearly a breach of the public trust that sets a bad precedence nationwide, under US Code Title 42, Chapter 85, Subchapter Title V, Section 507.
And while it is the Mission Statement of the Board of Professional Responsibility of Tennessee to assist the court in protecting the public from harm from unethical lawyers by administering the disciplinary process, I believe that the Tennessee Bar should be concerned that these attorneys would espouse to young law students an unethical practice of getting around laws, an act that goes against the National and State Constitutions and an act to abet criminal activity.
To this end, I have sent a copy of this correspondence to Ms. Stephanie Vonnahme, Young Lawyers Division and Public Education Coordinator, Tennessee Bar. And to Ms. Elizabeth Slagle Todaro, Tennessee Bar.
I am so very proud of the Tennessee Historical Commission who saw through the fraudulent discourse served up by the Memphis mayor and those he pushed forward who espoused almost verbatim from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website posting of the things to say when speaking against all things Confederate. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage/Florida
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Sons Of Confederate Veterans Camp 1638
President, Southern Heritage 411