Stan Lippmann

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Stan Lippmann (full name Stanley Irving Lippmann) is a disbarred lawyer, anti-vaccination activist and a perennial candidate[1] from the U.S. state of Washington.

Early life and education[edit]

Lippmann was born in Brooklyn, New York[2] and received his undergraduate degree in physics from New York University, going on to earn a PhD from Johns Hopkins University[citation needed]. In 1995 he moved to Seattle from his then home in California[3] to attend law school, taking a JD from the University of Washington School of Law in 1998.[4]

Political campaigns[edit]

Lippmann has unsuccessfully run for public office more than a dozen times, standing for election for Mayor of Seattle, Seattle City Council, U.S. House of Representatives, Attorney General of Washington, Board Member of the Seattle Monorail Project, King County Executive, Mayor of Lake Forest Park, Washington, the Washington House of Representatives, mayor of Seattle, and the Washington State Supreme Court. As Lippmann was disbarred from the practise of law in 2008, a Thurston County judge ruled that he was ineligible to stand for election to this office and ordered his name struck off the ballot, along with that of another disbarred lawyer.[5]

Controversies[edit]

Anti-vaccinationism[edit]

While in law school, Lippmann wrote a lengthy paper railing against mandatory vaccinations.[6] When running for King County Executive in 2009, he called the 2009 swine flu pandemic a "hoax" intended to "move more Tamiflu off the shelf."[7]

Disbarment[edit]

On October 24, 2008, Lippmann was disbarred from the practise of law for numerous financial improprieties including, among others, theft of client funds, charging excessive fees, and improperly taking loans from clients. [8][9]

Alleged Cyber Abuse[edit]

On the 28th of June 2018 the Crooked Media contributor and host of the Hysteria Podcast Erin Gloria Ryan published a screenshot on her twitter account[10] of an abusive email appearing to have originated from Lippmann's email address[11]. The email, which called Ryan a "Godless slut" who "like[s] to see mother's murder their own babies", was presumably related to her vocal pro-choice stance on abortion. It is unclear whether this email originated with Lippmann personally, or his account was accessed with or without his permission to send the message.

Miscellaneous[edit]

A disbarred attorney, Lippmann has occasionally made headlines for reasons unrelated to his frequent political campaigns. The month following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Lippmann attended a "flag-waving rally" organized by Seattle conservative talk radio station KVI-AM carrying a sign showing the head of George W. Bush superimposed on the body of Adolf Hitler. According to Lippmann, he wanted to "shock the brainwashed crowd". Despite being protected by eight Seattle police officers, Lippmann was still assaulted by a passerby.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnett, Erica (19 July 2010). "Roach Calls Municipal League Ratings Unfair". Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "In Their Own Words: Meet Lake Forest Park Mayoral Candidate Stan Lippmann". Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Barnett, Erica (1 August 2010). "Turf: Philosophical on Eastlake". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Flandro, Carly (1 August 2010). "Open seats in House, Senate give voters plenty of choices". Seattle Times. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Green, Sara Jean (6 June 2018). "Disbarred attorneys not qualified to run for state Supreme Court, booted off the ballot". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  6. ^ Lippmann, Stanley (June 1998). "1998: The Law of Vaccination – Toward Radical Reform". Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Holden, Dominic (August 6, 2009). "The Oddballs for King County Executive". The Stranger. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Ervin, Keith (14 June 2009). "County-exec candidate Lippmann was disbarred for misconduct". Seattle Times. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Discipline Notice for Stan Lippmann". 
  10. ^ Gloria Ryan, Erin. "Personal Twitter Page". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  11. ^ Lippmann, Stan. "2018 Primary Voters' Guide". weiapplets.sos.wa.gov. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "Mob psychology". The Stranger. 8 October 2001. Retrieved 14 May 2014.