Virginia State Bar Reprimands Monica Goodling

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    I’m very glad to see this:

    Monica Marie Goodling, the key figure in the controversy about the political hiring and firing of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration, has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar.

    A VSB subcommittee concluded that Goodling, a member of the VSB since 1999, had violated ethics rules by committing “a criminal or deliberately wrongful act” that reflected adversely on her “honesty, trustworthiness or fitness to practice law.” The subcommittee’s reprimand, to which Goodling agreed, was handed down in March and made public late yesterday

    For more on Goodling, click here. Note that she attended good ol’ Regent University Law School, where she received her JD in 1999 (10 years after Bob McDonnell received his JD there).

    UPDATE: Good point by “The Richmonder” in the comments – “This wasn’t an isolated incident, it was an ongoing pattern of behavior on Goodling’s part involving several distinct unethical acts. She should have been disbarred, not reprimanded.”

    UPDATE #2: Also, let’s not forget that Goodling Used to work for Del. Barbara Comstock (Right Wingnut- 34th).

    • The Richmonder

      This wasn’t an isolated incident, it was an ongoing pattern of behavior on Goodling’s part involving several distinct unethical acts.  She should have been disbarred, not reprimanded.

    • . . . so, someone tell me:  Does this mean she can’t practice law?  Does she lose her VA law license?

    • KathyinBlacksburg

      a reprimand for what she did?  In my opinion, disbarment was the only appropriate punishment.