MSNBC legal correspondent pushes back at NY Post: ‘I’ve paid my dues’

MSNBC legal correspondent pushes back at NY Post: ‘I’ve paid my dues’
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MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber is pushing back on a New York Post report that he is in danger of losing his law license.

A Nov. 22 story in the Post's “Page Six” gossip section claimed Melber is listed as “delinquent” by the New York State Unified Court System. 

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But a check of the New York Court files — which can be accessed publicly — shows Melber is “currently registered” and not delinquent. 

Melber — who also fills in as host of MSNBC prime-time programs such as “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “All In with Chris Hayes” — has paid the $375 registration fee required for an attorney to be licensed in New York.

“As the saying goes, I've paid my dues,” Melber said in a statement to The Hill. 

“Happy to say my registration is current.”

A clerk who spoke anonymously to Page Six was quoted as saying Melber hadn’t paid his fee and was in danger of losing his lisence.

“He hasn’t paid his fees since the end of 2011,” the clerk told Page Six. “He’s in danger of having his license revoked by the state.”

According to the New York Law Journal, state Judiciary Law sections 90(2) and 468-a "require all New York licensed attorneys to biennially register with the Office of Court Administration (OCA) and pay a $375 registration fee."