The politically motivated firings of prosecutors by the Bush administration was a long time ago, but now justice has finally been served. Sometimes the wheels of justice move slowly, but in this case, these wheels finally ran a lawbreaker over, and gave her what she deserved. She should be thankful that she was not disbarred for her behavior. As for the rule of law, it has finally prevailed.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
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