With four felony convictions, Scooter Libby is no doubt looking for a career change out of government service. But if there was ever any doubt, now there's real proof that Libby won’t be falling back on his previous incarnation as a corporate lawyer any time soon.
The reason: the D.C. Bar suspended Scooter’s law license yesterday. The temporary suspension is a result of his conviction last month for perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice. The suspension is effective until the Board of Professional Responsibility decides whether to boot Libby from the ranks of the legal field for good.
Of course, Libby wasn’t exactly a member in good standing before. The bar suspended his law license in October 2006 for nonpayment of dues—something he could have fixed by paying the approximately $180 annual fee. Libby, a Columbia Law School grad who became a member of the D.C. bar in 1978, was also suspended for nonpayment of dues in December 2001 and reinstated in November 2005.