It looks like practicing law may not be in the cards for Scooter Libby. The D.C. Bar Counsel temporarily suspended Scooter Libby's license earlier this month. This week, the agency recommended permanent disbarment for the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney in a document filed in the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Libby's conviction on four counts of false statements and obstruction of justice clearly reached the level of "moral turpitude," the standard for a decision of disbarment, the document filed by D.C. Bar Counsel Wallace Shipp Jr. said.
But the final decision by the Board of Professional Responsibility may be a while off as Libby's case winds its way through the appeals process.