Missouri state Representative Robert Ross (R) has introduced a bill that, well, just read for yourself:
House Bill 2610 proposes that an elected representative who serves at least two years in the Missouri House or Senate shall qualify to practice law in the state of Missouri.
And don’t think we’re just talking about drafting wills and finalizing estates. Ross’s bill would enable ex-legislators to don a judge’s robe in any circuit court in Missouri.
Under Ross's bill, legislators could practice law without knowing anything at all about the law. Legislators would not be required to take the state bar exam or even have a degree.
What could go wrong?