I hate to have to defend this man I think he is a nut and a bad lawyer but I'm ,as a Libertarian, opposed to monopolies and like the public schools are one with the teachers union and government effectively one- its the same here. The American Bar Association should have a say over members but I see no reason a general lawyer in no speciality practice needs to be a member, or they should have any say. If people want to sue him then fine they can and should but to strip his right to practice just because a monopolist says so I find offensive.
And if you do your checks he sured the Bar Association several times I hate to like him for that but he at least stands up for what he believes in.
Yeah, he stood up for his beliefs. And when the process of disbarment started (which is a slow process, in which he ABSOLUTELY gets to defend himself), he refused to moderate his behavior, and instead engaged in total mockery of the judges. He disrespected them, the court, his profession, the process, and the very idea of professional accountability. Now, in his capacity as a private citizen he is of course not bound to respect anyone, but in his capacity as a legal professional he does have to respect the judge presiding over his case. He could not, or chose not, to do that. He had full knowledge of the consequences of his actions, and did it anyway. So, standing up for his beliefs, whatever they might be, cost him his license. Doesn't it cheapen that stand if there couldn't be any consequences?
Incidentally, I recommend you look into what got him disbarred: the records of the proceeding against him are quite public. The answer to the complaint that he filed via the online filing system is something you may find especially informative. http://www.slate.com/id/2185966/
There is an article with a link to the document, to read it will require Microsoft Word.
Also: I'm not sure the ABA, or even the various state bar associations, can be said to have a monopoly on the practice of law, since they aren't really monolithic market actors. I'm not certain, because I'm not an economist and so the term may technically apply. But would it then not apply to all regulatory bodies? I don't think we necessarily want to take the axe to all regulatory/certification authorities.