Stephen Dunne, 30, of Boston, is seeking $9.75 million in the suit against the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was denied a license to practice law in May after scoring 268.866 on the exam, just shy of the 270 passing grade.
Apparently there was a question concerning a same sex couple on the exam and Stephen, who I guess will chose which laws he wants to follow if is he ever allowed to become a lawyer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, chose to not answer the question and now he wants money, lots of it.
From the sound of his grade on the lawsuit exam, suing for 9.75 million is probably the only way he'll ever have a chance to make that amount. His federal lawsuit is also questioning the constitutionality of the equal marriage decision since I guess he doesn't believe it's legal (wow, is Amy tutoring him?)
He told the Boston Herald he has a law degree from a Boston law school and is currently attending a Boston business school but didn't say which school he exactly went to or where's he going. A lawyer from Goulston & Storrs states it succinctly in the Boston Herald:
“Lawyers have to answer questions about legal principles they disagree with all the time, and that doesn’t mean we’re endorsing them,” said Dacey, a director of Goulston & Storrs’ litigation group. “You might be somebody who is morally opposed to divorce, but have to interpret the divorce laws of the commonwealth to answer a question about who property is passed to.”