Thursday, November 3, 2016

Libby Reinstated Without Challenge From Disciplinary Counsel

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has reinstated I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

 On consideration of Disciplinary Counsel’s report regarding petitioner’s petition for reinstatement wherein Disciplinary Counsel informs the court that Mr. Libby has demonstrated that he is fit to resume the practice of law, and it appearing that petitioner is eligible to file the petition for reinstatement, see In re Libby, 945 A.2d 1169 (D.C. 2008), it is

ORDERED that petitioner’s petition for reinstatement is granted. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that I. Lewis Libby is hereby reinstated to the Bar of the District of Columbia.

The court's disbarment order is linked here.

Respondent, I. Lewis Libby, Jr., was found guilty after a jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of the following felony offenses: one count of obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. § 1503), one count of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (18 U.S.C. § 1001 (a)(2)), and two counts of perjury (18 U.S.C. § 1623).

Disciplinary Counsel obviously concluded that this convicted felon deserved an uncontested reinstatement with no meaningful prior notice to the public.

The court division consisted of Associate Judges Beckwith and Easterly and Senior Judge Nebeker. (Mike Frisch)

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We have an AG in Pennsylvania who is going to prison for similar offenses and probably permanently disbarred if my reading of the Pa. ethics opinions are any guide.

Posted by: william crosbyw | Nov 3, 2016 10:10:22 AM

I happen to be reading William Shirer’s “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” In a note on page 965, Shirer writes that in the early 1950s “…most Germans, at least so far as their sentiment was represented in the West German parliament, did not approve of even the relatively mild sentences meted out to Hitler’s accomplices. A number of them handed over by the Allies to German custody were not even prosecuted – even when they were accused of mass murder – and some of them quickly found employment in the Bonn government…”

Without people such as Libby and those who support and protect them, there would be no Hitlers.

Posted by: George Fleming | Nov 3, 2016 11:46:42 PM

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