June 23, 1999

Hon. Bill Lockyer
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
State of California
c/o P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento 94244-2550

Subject:  License to Practice Law, Authority to Issue

Dear Mr. Lockyer:

I am writing to request that you direct a member of your staff to
identify the  office and/or agency within the State of California
which is  authorized  to issue licenses  to practice law  in this

Please also  disclose the exact State constitutional provision(s)
or statute(s) which so authorize the issuance of said licenses to
practice law in this State.

See Article VI, Section 9, of the California Constitution (1879),
and Section 6067 of the California Business and Professions Code,
in pari materia with 4 U.S.C. 101.  See also 18 U.S.C. 241, 242.

Thank you very much for your timely assistance.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell

Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law, Federal Witness,
and Private Attorney General

copy:  Office of the Governor, State of California
       Judge Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit (supervising)
       Supreme Law Library (on the Internet)

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