Wow. Never seen a class of government lawyers hammered on ethics before. https://t.co/hYiqNvnmWC
— Rob Huddleston (@Rob_Huddleston) May 19, 2016
Attorneys for the Obama Justice Department were intentionally deceptive about something? No way! But at least one judge has had enough:
Texas judge blasts DOJ for lawyers' conduct in immigration case, ordering ethics training and other sanctions https://t.co/HUGXxN74GA
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 19, 2016
From National Law Journal:
A federal district judge on Thursday excoriated U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who are defending the Obama administration’s immigration plan, issuing an extraordinary order that questioned the department’s policing of attorney ethics and ordered certain government lawyers to take an annual ethics class.
Finding that Justice Department lawyers repeatedly misled the court about when the government would begin implementing new immigration directives, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered any Washington-based Justice Department lawyer who wants to appear in any state or federal court in the 26 states that sued the administration to attend an annual legal ethics course.
The judge was NOT happy with the conduct of U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, and told Loretta Lynch to get them some ethics training pronto:
— Michael A. Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) May 19, 2016