Scooter Libby Takes Another One for the Team
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Poor I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. First, he was tossed under the bus in the kerfuffle over Valerie Plame’s identity leak. Now, as a result of same, Libby’s been stripped of his legal license in Washington, D.C..
The New York Times:
Former top White House aide I. Lewis ‘‘Scooter’’ Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation’s capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative’s leaked identity. The disbarment order of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals had been expected.
‘‘When a member of the bar is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, disbarment is mandatory,’’ the appeals court ruled.
Last May, a court panel that oversees lawyer ethics recommended that Libby be stripped of his law license in Washington. The Board on Professional Responsibility then found that Libby’s conviction for lying to the FBI about the case of former CIA operative Valerie Plame amounted to ‘‘crimes that involve moral turpitude.’‘
AP photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais
So long, Scooter: Libby has lost his license to practice law in the nation’s capital.