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A former South Dakota attorney general urges the state Supreme Court to let him keep his law license

By The Associated Press

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is urging the state Supreme Court to dismiss an effort to suspend his law license. Ravnsborg argued that he took responsibility and acted professionally following a deadly accident with a pedestrian during a hearing Wednesday. That accident precipitated his political downfall. Ravnsborg had been impeached and removed as attorney general less than two years after the 2020 accident. Fifty-five-year-old Joe Boever had been walking along a rural stretch of highway when he was fatally struck. A disciplinary board of the South Dakota State Bar is seeking a 26-month suspension of Ravnsborg’s law license. The suspension would be retroactive to when he left office in June 2022 and would end in August.

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