[...] ... the decision by the McCain presidential campaign to fly a New York City attorney named Edward O'Callaghan into Anchorage to elbow Tom Van Flein aside and assume command of Sarah Palin's effort to run out the clock on the Troopergate investigation until after the November election.
The website of the New York State Bar Association lists O'Callaghan as an employee of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. But the end of July he resigned and moved to the McCain presidential campaign. [...] "O'Callaghan told Newsweek that he and another McCain campaign lawyer (whom he declined to identify) are serving as legal 'consultants' to Thomas Van Flein, the Anchorage lawyer who at state expense is representing Palin and her office in the [Troopergate] inquiry. [...]
Edward O'Callaghan is not a member of the Alaska Bar. I just checked. I am. He's not. [...] ...pursuant to Alaska Statute 8.08.230, a person who is not a member of the Alaska Bar who while physically present in Alaska "engages in the practice of law" is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. And in Alaska the "practice of law" includes "rendering legal consultation or advice".
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