Scooter Libby Suspended From Practice

Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former aide who was convicted of perjury in connection with the investigation into the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, has had his law license temporarily suspended by the Washington, D.C. bar.

The suspension, which is automatic when convicted of a felony, is effective until the Board of Professional Responsibility decides whether to lift his credentials for good, according to The Blog of Legal Times.

Even before the action, Libby had been unable to practice law in D.C., but for another reason. The bar suspended his law license in October 2006 for nonpayment of dues.

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