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Ex-convict cannot practice law, court rules

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Milwaukee lawyer who served time in prison for rape and battery will not be allowed to resume his law practice, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Jimmie Davison requested his law license be reinstated, but the court denied Davison, on the grounds that he did not prove he possessed the moral character required of a lawyer.

Davison began his prison sentence in 1992 for the rape of an 11-year-old girl. In 1999, he was convicted of battering his wife during a prison visit, and his sentence was extended.

Upon his release, the 73-year-old ex-convict said he wanted to continue practicing law, in order to help the blind and disabled. Davison is blind himself.

Gov. Pat Lucey pardoned Davison for another rape he committed in 1959.

Online reporting by Jamie Hersch
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