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But as soon as we understand this private reproval as a warning about inappropriate sexual advances, the register shifts to the realm of professional collegiality--the student's complaint is that Kinbote "criticized a literature course he attended ('a ridiculous survey of ridiculous works, conducted by a ridiculous mediocrity').
Some have been arguing that his offenses amounted to no more than ``jaywalking tickets'' and that he should get only the mildest sanction available to the ethics committee, a letter of reproval.
If the State Bar inquiry results in formal charges, possible penalties range from reproval to suspension to disbarment, Charles said.
The investigation could result in disciplinary procedures ranging from reproval to disbarment, Charles said.