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  • After Russia imbroglio, should Jeff Sessions lose his law license?

    WGBH - 06/14/2017

    But, while pundits consider the political fallout of Sessions’ testimony, there’s another legal matter that deserves some attention: the status of the complaints filed against Sessions with the Alabama state bar.

    Sessions has held his law license in the state of Alabama since 1973. Attorneys are largely self-regulated, beholden to ethical rules adopted in the states where they are licensed to practice and enforced by disciplinary boards composed of other lawyers. (The phrase the “fox watching the henhouse” comes to mind.) Disciplinary boards seldom impose discipline on misbehaving lawyers, let alone powerful members of the bar. Yet ethics rules, in theory, are a key safeguard against misconduct.

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