While some have hailed Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s move to suspend a partner who opposed a pregnant adversary’s continuation request, the praise has not been universal.

Some lawyers—especially on the libertarian side of the political spectrum—used Twitter and blog posts Friday to excoriate the firm for its treatment of Miami litigator Paul Reid, arguing that he’d been unfairly punished for zealously advocating for his client. At least one legal ethics expert also suggested the firm may have overreacted.

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