State Supreme Court Considers Return Of Ganim Law License
In keeping with practice, the Supreme Court did not say when it will issue a decision.
King said Ganim should have "in some way acknowledged or explained his criminal conduct."
But Rosnick said the ex-mayor has insisted he is not guilty of any crime, prompting Justice Carmen Espinosa to question King about the extent to which Ganim can be punished, even after he has served a prison term.
"If he maintains his innocence, does this forever bar him from practicing law?" she asked King.
King replied that Ganim must give "some explanation" for his actions.
Justice Richard Palmer asked Rosnick if Ganim can be remorseful without admitting his guilt.
"What is he remorseful for if he believes he's innocent?" he asked.
"He understands and recognizes the consequences of his actions," Rosnick replied. "He is taking responsibility."