[Edited post: I left this post mostly intact because of the significance of the event. I hope never to open such a letter again. My original post contained some bravado about appealing, but my petition was rejected and I decided that I would be better off ceasing my efforts at licensing for the time being (including the tremendous legal costs) and concentrating instead on doing better next time.]
Dear Mr. Bahr,
Following the formal hearing on July 20th, 2007, the Committee on Character and Fitness of the Supreme Court of Arizona carefully considered your file and the evidence that you provided. The Committee on Character and Fitness is recommending your admission be denied. etc... etc... what happens next. Sincerely, the Committee.
With that letter, I have been denied a license to practice law.