John Edwards reactivates license to practice law

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Sen. John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law with the North Carolina State Bar.

Edwards has stayed out of the public spotlight since last May when jurors acquitted him on a single charge of campaign finance fraud.  A judge declared a mistrial on five other charges.

It was not clear if Edwards intends to return to his former law firm in Raleigh.

The former presidential candidate is also taking up public speaking.  He’s currently scheduled to speak in June at a private retreat for lawyers in Orlando, Fla.