Gonzales Could be Investigated in Texas, Disbarred

| Tue Sep. 18, 2007 11:11 AM EDT

From Michael Roston at Huffington Post:

The woman who literally wrote the book on legal ethics in Texas says it's likely that the Texas State Bar is probing the professional conduct of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
"Given the publicity regarding the allegations concerning Mr. Gonzales, I would be surprised if the [Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Texas State Bar] is not currently investigating a complaint," said Lillian Hardwick, co-author of the Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics.

The Disciplinary Counsel wouldn't confirm if an investigation is under way. Frankly I find it unlikely that a local office in Texas would take it upon itself to finally resolve the questions of Gonzales' culpability in scandals that such august bodies as the Senate Judiciary Committee are investigating, and have been investigating for many months. Seems a little above their pay grade, so to speak.

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