Is Barack Obama disbarred?
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No, President Obama was not disbarred. This is another of those internet myths that are circulated by his political opponents. When it became apparent to him (and to his wife, also a lawyer) that he was no longer going to actively practice law, since he was going into politics, he allowed his law license to lapse. Michelle Obama did the same. Both are now on "inactive" status, but since they both left the legal profession in good standing, they could return to it any time they want to, and would only need to do what is required to update their qualifications and pay the fee for renewal. I enclose a link to a very thorough report about the Obamas and their law licenses, which debunks the various myths surrounding them.
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44th President of the United States Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961), is the current president of the United States of America. He was the Democratic US Senator from Illinois who beat Republican rival Senator John McCain in the 2008 race for the US presidency. He was also re-elected after winnin…g the 2012 election. President Obama is also the first African-American President in US history and a Nobel Prize Winner. Elected in November 2008, he ran as the nominee of the Democratic party. Prior to the Office of US President, Barack Obama served as the Junior Senator of Illinois, having been elected to serve as such in 2006. His rise to prominence mirrored that of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, whom also was elected as an Illinois Senator and became President two years into his first Senate term. Barack Obama wrote a best seller titled 'The Audacity of Hope'. The following is taken from Obama's official website bio (see Related Links for more): Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. President Obama turned down lucrative job oï¬ers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law ï¬rm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia.. Early Years Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British. Barack's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in small-town Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depression, and then signed up for World War II after Pearl Harbor, where he marched across Europe in Patton's army. Her mother went to work on a bomber assembly line, and after the war, they studied on the G.I. Bill, bought a house through the Federal Housing Program, and moved west to Hawaii. It was there, at the University of Hawaii, where Barack's parents met. His mother was a student there, and his father had won a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and pursue his dreams in America. Barack's father eventually returned to Kenya, and Barack grew up with his mother in Hawaii, and for a few years in Indonesia. Later, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. The College Years Remembering the values of empathy and service that his mother taught him, Barack put law school and corporate life on hold after college and moved to Chicago in 1985, where he became a community organizer with a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. The group had some success, but Barack had come to realize that in order to truly improve the lives of people in that community and other communities, it would take not just a change at the local level, but a change in our laws and in our politics. He went on to earn his law degree from Harvard in 1991, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Soon after, he returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and teach constitutional law. Finally, his advocacy work led him to run for the Illinois State Senate, where he served for eight years. In 2004, he became the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Political Career It has been the rich and varied experiences of Barack Obama's life - growing up in different places with people who had differing ideas - that have animated his political journey. Amid the partisanship and bickering of today's public debate, he still believes in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose - a politics that puts solving the challenges of everyday Americans ahead of partisan calculation and political gain. In the Illinois State Senate, this meant working with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over $100 million in tax cuts to families across the state. He also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, then Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases. In the U.S. Senate, he has focused on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator. His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent. He has also been the lead voice in championing ethics reform that would root out Jack Abramoff-style corruption in Congress. As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, then Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan. Recognizing the terrorist threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, he traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world. And knowing the threat we face to our economy and our security from America's addiction to oil, he's working to bring auto companies, unions, farmers, businesses and politicians of both parties together to promote the greater use of alternative fuels and higher fuel standards in our cars. Whether it's the poverty exposed by Katrina, the genocide in Darfur, or the role of faith in our politics, Barack Obama continues to speak out on the issues that will define America in the 21st century. But above all his accomplishments and experiences, he is most proud and grateful for his family. His wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Malia, and Sasha are with him in the White House, along with Bo, the First Dog, a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama is the current president of the United States. Also known asBarack Obama, he is best known for his push on healthcare reform. barack O'Bama is the 44th president of America. He is also the first elected Coloured person to take the seat of the president. He won his election '09 against Mc Cann. he is the 44th and first African American President of the US. He is a puppit for our twisted government (MORE)
It is difficult to answer this question without knowing what specifically you are asking about: Barack Obama has done many things in his life. These include graduating from Harvard Law School with academic honors, being the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review, writing two best-selling non-f…iction books, and being elected the 44th president of the United States in 2008. In achieving that, he also became the first African-American president the country has had. He also won re-election in 2012. He was a US senator for four years and served three terms in the Illinois legislature. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 (and donated his winnings to a number of charities). Even his political opponents praise him for being a role model as a husband and father. Not everyone agrees with his politics, but he is widely seen as an inspirational figure among many young people, especially members of minority communities. I enclose a link to a very thorough biography of President Obama, so you can see his other achievements. (MORE)
She met him in 1989 when he was a summer intern at the same law office (Sidley and Austin in Chicago) where she was an attorney. By many accounts, she was his supervisor at that time.
They were married in Chicago at the Trinity United Church of Christ on October 3, 1992.
At a law office in Chicago. They met in 1989 when Michelle was working at a downtown law firmin Chicago. She was assigned the role of adviser to Barack Obama who just camefrom Harvard.
The President, Barack Hussein Obama, II, was named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein was a traditional family name passed down to him.
October 3, 1992 was the day that Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson were married at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Married Michelle Robinson (October 3, 1992)
I assume you are asking about how Michelle met Barack. They met at a law firm in Chicago in the summer of 1988. Michelle was a lawyer and Barack was interning there. They did not expect to date at that time, since they were co-workers (and she was actually his boss, in a way); but later, he expresse…d an interest in her and they did go out on a date. By the way, you may have read online that they met in college-- that is not true. They did both attend Harvard Law School , but they never met there because she graduated before he had arrived. (MORE)
No, there is no evidence of it. There are a few tabloid magazines and gossip websites that have made this claim, but such claims are typical of the tabloids: they spread rumors about famous people, often without any proof, and usually just to sell more magazines. By all accounts, the president and h…is wife are very happily married and celebrated their 20th anniversary in October 2012. (MORE)
No. Her Illinois bar license is on "voluntary inactive" status. As with any other person who does not choose to actively practice law, Michelle Obama has not kept up with the required Continuing Education coursework required to keep an active license. As such, the court has required her to give u…p her practice of law until such time she can take the required coursework to be up-to-date on Illinois law. She is not under any form of disciplinary restriction or order, merely she's chosen not to practice law while supporting her husband's political career (and raising their children). The relevant section of the Illinois Bar Association record is: . Illinois Registration Status: Voluntarily inactive and not authorized to practice law - Last Registered Year: 1993 Malpractice Insurance: (Current as of date of registration; consult attorney for further information) No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.. (MORE)
Obama is his last name, which he inherited from his biological father. He has used it all his life and has never tried to change it. (Contrary to internet myth, he was never adopted by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.) Sometimes, when he is jokingly referring to himself, he will just use his last name…: "You guys are probably wondering, why did Obama do this?" When reporters talk to the president, they call him Mr. President or President Obama. When they write about him, they generally use his title the first time, and then they may just use his last name in the rest of the article (the New York Times, however, has a different custom for presidents-- they refer to him as Mr. Obama, which they believe is more polite). Some talk shows that are opposed to the president will never use his title-- they will just refer to him as "Obama" to show they don't think he should be president; the same thing was done by talk shows that did not like President Bush. (MORE)
President Obama may be respectfully addressed or referred to asPresident Obama, Barack Obama, or Mr. President. I am sure thetitle by which you refer to him would depend on your personalfamiliarity with him, and the purpose of getting his attention. Most importantly, the method of address is releva…nt to the positionhe's currently occupying - that is, even a boyhood friend shouldaddress him as Mr. President, or President Obama, whenever he isacting in the capacity of the Office of the President. The proper way to address him by reference or in person by anyonenot an intimate friend is ALWAYS Mr. President, or President Obama.You can always call him President Barack Obama too. (MORE)
She was not disbarred. "Voluntarily inactive" simply means she haslet her license expire, and thus, "not authorized to practice law".Why? There are many reasons attorneys allow their license toexpire. Retired. Moved to another state (as she did) and did notwish to renew license in the past state. Pe…rsonal hiatus, such asconcentrating on raising a family (as she has). Career change.Death. At the time she voluntarily changed her status to inactive alawyer needed a court order approving the change. Here is the pertinent excerpt from the Attorney Registration &Disciplinary Commission ARDC of the Illinois Supreme Court: "E. Supreme Court - Non-Disciplinary Action" In addition to activity in disciplinary cases, the Supreme Courtentertains pleadings in non-disciplinary matters that affect anattorney's status. Chart 17 reflects the orders entered in suchcases during 2000. With the amendments to Rules 756 and 770, addingan inactive status registration category and deleting Rule 770court-ordered inactive status, effective beginning with the 2000registration year, transfers to inactive status are nowaccomplished without Court order, and, therefore, are no longerreflected in Chart 17. As was true in 1999 when the rule amendmentswere announced, many lawyers who had transferred to inactive statusunder Rule 770 petitioned to return to active status under Rule759, with the result that the number of petitions filed under Rule759 was significantly higher for 1999 and 2000 than in past years.The transition stage will end during 2001, and there should be asignificant drop-off in Rule 759 filings in future years. " 1) According to the ARDC, ALL lawyers who requested inactive statusprior to 2000 had to obtain a court order in order to receive it. 2) There are NO disciplinary actions against Michelle Obama. 3) Her license is listed as "VOLUNTARILY [emphasis is mine]inactive." In other words, before 2000, any lawyer who wanted to go onVOLUNTARY inactive status had to get a court order to do so.Therefore, ALL lawyers who voluntarily became inactive - did so viaCOURT ORDER. There were NO disciplinary actions against Mrs. Obama.She is eligible to return to active status at any time by payingher fees and completing the continuing education required of alllawyers. So, the ARDC's site indicates that her VOLUNTARILY inactive statuscame at HER request and was granted by a court order, as wasROUTINE before 2000. NOTHING on their site says or implies that there was a disciplinaryaspect to it. (MORE)
No, this is an internet myth started by his political opponents andthere is no truth to it. Both Barack and Michelle Obama werepracticing attorneys in Chicago, but when Barack began hispolitical career, gradually he phased out his practice to focus onpolitics. He left the legal profession in good st…anding, so anytime he wants to return to being a lawyer, he can simply renew hislicense and take any courses he needs to, in order to catch up onwhat he missed since leaving the legal field. Michelle phased out her license and went to work for a non-profitorganization; later, she decided to concentrate on raising theirdaughters and helping her husband with his political career. So,they voluntarily put their law licenses on "inactive" (expired)status which is a standard procedure when someone is no longergoing to be an active attorney. But since both of them left thelegal field in good standing, they could resume the practice of lawwhenever they want to renew their licenses. And no, neither wasdisbarred. (MORE)
No, he was never Jewish (although interestingly, in a 2012 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 13% of respondents thought he was!). Mr. Obama was born to a mother who was a non-practicing Christian and to a father who had been a Muslim as a child but left the religion and became an atheist.… As a child, Mr. Obama was raised to be spiritual but not religious. He was introduced to Protestant Christianity by his maternal grandparents, who helped raise him. In the late 1980s, when he was dating Michelle and planning to marry her, he decided to re-commit himself to Christianity. But he has never practiced Judaism. However, it should be noted that he is related by marriage to someone Jewish-- Michelle Obama's cousin is a famous rabbi. (MORE)
While most of us think inspiration refers to people who do positive things, sometimes we can be deeply affected by someone who did negative things, and vow not to be like that person. President Obama, as he writes in "Dreams from my Father," was very much affected by the absence of his father, who s…eemed totally uninterested in his life and only came to visit him once. While the lack of a dad was a great disappointment, the president has written that it actually made him determined never to repeat the mistakes his own father had made; he pledged that if he ever married, he would be an active presence in the lives of his children. And even his political opponents agree that he is an excellent father, with two very well-brought-up kids. (MORE)
Yes, Michelle Obama liked Barack Obama, but didn't want to date him at first because she knew he was going back to school at the end of the summer.
Barack Obama got married to Michelle (Robinson) Obama because hethought she was a beautiful and talented young woman when he mether at a law firm where they both worked. They married each otherbecause they loved each other, and contrary to tabloid rumors, theyseem to still love each other more than …twenty years later. (MORE)
she cares for him like a good wife should and she loves him lots
Barack was born on August 4, 1961 (so he will be 51 in 2012) Michelle was born on January 17, 1964 (so she is 48 in 2012)
He got this joking nickname because of his temperament: he does nottend to have a lot of mood swings or fly into rages or have a badtemper. Mr. Obama is known for his calm disposition; it takes a lotto get him upset, and he does not like "drama" (a lot ofunnecessary emotional outbursts).
This is another of those internet myths. Neither Barack nor Michelle Obama has been disbarred. Both allowed their licenses to lapse, since they were not going to practice law any more. But if they decide to go back to being lawyers, they can renew their licenses, since both left the legal profession… in good standing. (MORE)
If you mean does he admire someone or some thing, then yes, he talks about how he admires his family and his role models and many international and political figures. He admires former Presidents and looks to their work as guidance. He admires his mentors and professors, etc. But, if you mean is …he admirable, then the answer in my opinion is yes, very admirable for what he has done as president, for his Nobel Peace Prize award, his Grammy, and for the kind of leader he is, plus so much more. (MORE)
No, he did not. Usually, people do not retire until they are in their 60s, and these days, some people work into their 70s. Since Mr. Obama is not anywhere close to retirement age, it is doubtful he plans to retire any time soon.
For him to be the President of the United States he would have to have been born in the USA. Before Hawaii was a State, it was an Annex of the United States, but he was born after Hawaii became a state.
No, this is an old and false story that has circulated on the internet since about 2008. Barack Obama was never disbarred. He was a lawyer in good standing when he decided to voluntarily give up his law license to focus on politics. So, he let it expire. If he ever decides to renew it and return to …being a lawyer, he can do so without any problem. (MORE)
No she was not. This is a myth that is commonly found on conservative websites, spread by the president's political opponents. Michelle Obama decided she was not going to practice law any more, since she was occupied with being a businesswoman and a mom, and then she became First Lady. But she could… go back to law at any time, since she left the profession in good standing. (MORE)
No he has not. This is an internet myth spread by his political enemies, but it has no truth to it. He voluntary allowed his law license to expire when he decided to go into politics, but having left the legal profession in good standing, he can re-activate the license if he ever decides to return t…o practicing law. (MORE)
No, that is a myth. Both the president and Mrs. Obama are lawyers in good standing. But they let their licenses lapse because they decided they were no longer going to practice law. Mr. Obama became a senator and then the president, and his wife became the First Lady. Either or both of them could re…turn to the legal profession if they ever wanted to do so. (MORE)
No, this is another internet myth. In fact, both the president and Mrs. Obama left the legal profession in good standing, and neither one was ever disbarred. They both let their licenses expire because they decided they were no longer going to practice law. So their licenses were put on "inactive" s…tatus. Mr. Obama became a senator and then the president, and his wife became the First Lady. Either or both of them could return to the legal profession if they ever wanted to do so. (MORE)
No, this is a very common internet myth, and it's false. Michelle Obama was a successful attorney, but she eventually decided to leave the profession to help her husband with his political career, raise their daughters, and then be First Lady. She allowed her law license to expire (to be placed on "…inactive status"), something that is not especially unusual. And because she left the legal profession in good standing, she can simply renew her license whenever she decides to return to the practice of law. (MORE)
No, his father was born in Kenya (Africa) and his mother was born in Kansas (America). As far as we know, he has no Armenian relatives.
Absolutely not. This is an internet myth, and it is totally false. President Obama decided to voluntarily leave the legal profession in order to run for political office; so he allowed his law license to lapse, or as some sources call it, he put it on "inactive" status. This is not unusual when an a…ttorney decides to change to another profession, such as running for political office. But because Mr. Obama left the profession in good standing, he can resume practicing law any time he chooses to-- he would simply have to renew his license by paying the appropriate fee for renewal, and in some states, he would probably have to take several courses to catch up on what he missed since he was an attorney. (MORE)
No she is a lawyer in good standing. Her license to practice is voluntarily on inactive status due to her other duties as First Lady taking up most of her time.
No. However, it is reported that the first lady 'surrendered' her law license at one point. At no time has she been 'disbarred.'
No, quite the opposite. He is a very generous supporter of a number of charities, as is his wife Michelle. According to his 2011 tax returns, posted to his official website, "The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 - or about 22% of their adjusted gross income - to 39 different …charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is donating the after-tax proceeds from his children's book to Fisher House, a scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers." I enclose a link to his 2011 tax returns. (MORE)
No, there is no evidence of it. He did spend part of his youth living with his grandparents, but he was never in foster care.
Mr. Obama has spoken about doing some cooking now and then (he enjoys making chili), but he has not said much about whether he does any baking. Given that he and his family live at the White House, they have an official chef, and the meals are made for the Obama family. But back in Chicago, Mr. Obam…a has said he sometimes helped with the cooking. (MORE)
I can't. And probably no-one else can either, because by most accounts, they are happily married and have no plan to get a divorce.
When we think of migration, we often think of moving from one country to another, and Barack Obama's father certainly did that-- his dad (Barack Senior) moved from Kenya to Hawaii to study at the University. Perhaps we could say President Obama migrated when he went to Indonesia, but that was not hi…s choice-- he was five and his mom and new step-dad went to that country to live. He stayed there for four years before returning to Hawaii. Mostly, Barack Obama spent the majority of his life in the United States-- first in Hawaii, and then he moved temporarily to several other states (California, New York, Massachusetts) to go to college; and he also moved to Illinois for work. But I am not sure the word "migrate" would apply to going from one state to another. (MORE)
For many years, the Democratic party has been committed to expanding access to health care. Some presidents, most recently Bill Clinton, tried and failed to get health care reform legislation passed. Barack Obama wanted to see legislation that would help more Americans to get affordable health care:… for example, many insurance companies refused to cover people who had pre-existing conditions (in other words, if you had been sick in the past, you could not get affordable health insurance). President Obama decided that if more Americans had access to health care, it would save them money and make their lives better. (It should be noted that most Republicans disagreed with the Affordable Care Act, and also disagreed with the notion that the government should be involved in health care.) But the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "Obama Care) still passed, and was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new law is supposed to expand access to health care to millions of Americans, including those who had been denied before. And it provides many benefits not available previously. And while it is not perfect, for many Democrats and for the president, it was a good start. I enclose the link to the new law, so you can see for yourself what it has to offer. When insurance companies no longer care, someone has to! That person has to be influential and effective. Obama Care tries to achieve this goal with utmost earnestness! (MORE)
Yes, many times. He was born in Hawaii, but when he was five, he mother and new step-dad moved to Indonesia, where young Barack lived for four years, before he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. During his life, before he entered politics, he also did some traveling. In college, he… went to Pakistan with friends, and after graduating, he visited his relatives on his father's side who lived in Kenya. He also traveled to a number of states in the United States for work or study. After entering politics, he traveled to a number of places as part of his official duties. For example, he and several other senators visited Ethiopia and Israel before he became president. Since becoming president, some estimates say he has visited more than 30 countries. (MORE)
She had known him since they worked together at a Chicago law firm, and after dating for a while, they became engaged in 1991. They had a church wedding in 1992.
Yes, she absolutely does love him. There have been times in their marriage when they had some problems and she has been public about that; but they have been married since 1992 and by most accounts, they have grown closer as time passed.
I think his family and friends would say he is fun to be around. He is supposed to have a good sense of humor and a wide knowledge of popular culture (pop music, sports, hit movies, etc). But as president, his job is be serious and to present a professional image. So, we would not generally see the …"fun" side of him. (MORE)
If you are asking who followed him as president, nobody yet, because he is still in office until the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Obama was elected first in 2008, and he followed President George W. Bush.
If you are asking who supports him, his supporters tend to be Democrats, although he also has some independents and moderate Republicans who agree with some of his stands on issues. If you are asking who follows him on social media (like Facebook or Twitter), he has many thousands of supporters w…ho keep up with the White House postings and also subscribe to his Twitter feed; demographically, the people who follow him on social media tend to be younger, and more politically active than the general population. (MORE)
Interestingly, Barack Obama has won every political contest he has ever entered, except for one. He entered politics in 1996, winning a seat in the Illinois State Senate, where he ultimately served three terms. But in 2000, he tried to run for the US congress. By most accounts, he ran a poor campaig…n, and he lost badly to incumbent Representative Bobby Rush. It was the only campaign Mr. Obama lost, and in 2004, when he ran for congress again, this time he was successful and was elected a US Senator. (MORE)
No, this is an old internet myth that has been circulating since about 2008. Barack Obama was never disbarred, and there is nothing wrong with his "legal status." (There are a group of people called the "Birthers" who spread the myth that he is not a legal citizen, but it has been shown repeatedly t…hat he absolutely was born in Hawaii in 1961. He is an American citizen and always has been.) Regarding the disbarment myth, here is what really happened: Mr. Obama voluntarily gave up his law license and did not renew it when he decided to focus on being a political candidate. But since he left the legal profession in good standing, he can renew his license any time he wants and return to being a lawyer, if that is what he chooses to do someday. (MORE)