Scooter Libby Disbarred
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was disbarred today. The court said he perjury conviction was a crime of moral turpitude.
The former White House aide was found guilty a year ago of obstruction of justice and lying. Those are considered crimes involving "moral turpitude" that under the law require disbarment, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled.
The court had previously suspended Libby from the practice of law in Washington. President George W. Bush in July commuted Libby's 2-1/2-year prison sentence, enraging Democrats who accused Bush of abusing his power.
Libby did not challenge the disbarment.
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