Libby disbarred by DC appeals court after CIA leak perjury conviction Caitlin Price at 5:15 PM ET
[JURIST] The District of Columbia Court of Appeals [official website] Thursday issued a disbarment order [PDF text] for former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [JURIST news archive], banning him from practicing law in the District of Columbia. The DC Bar's Board on Professional Responsibility [official site] found that Libby's March 2007 conviction [JURIST report] on perjury and obstruction of justice charges constituted crimes involving moral turpitude per se, and recommended Libby's disbarment if an appeals court affirmed his conviction. In December, Libby announced that he had moved for voluntary dismissal of his appeal [JURIST report] before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, leading the district court to rule Thursday that disbarment is "mandatory" under DC Code Section 11-2503(a). Libby was licensed to practice in the District of Columbia in 1978. AP has more.
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