On Tuesday (February 8), the state Supreme Court ruled to allow Mark and Patricia McCloskey to keep their legal licenses, but the couple was placed on probation as lawyers. The court said that if either of them violates their year-long probation by breaking any more laws, their licenses will be suspended.
Mark McCloskey told The Associated Press after the court's ruling that he would consult with his attorney about bringing the probation to the US Supreme Court. For now, he said he and his wife plan to adhere to the terms of the court's ruling "100%."
"I think the reason why we were asked to be suspended had to do more with politics than anything else," he said. "But we respect the Supreme Court's opinion, although we disagree."