It’s tough being a former Bush administration official trying to practice law.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wasn’t able to find work as a lawyer until Texas Tech gave him a sinecure (disgraced high-profile types being a Red Raider specialty, see, e.g. Bobby Knight). Gonzales’ former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, had to go to court to gain admission to the DC bar after he was initially rejected because the admissions committee was wary of the criminal investigations of Sampson from his time at DOJ.
And now TPMmuckraker learns that Scott Bloch, another former Bush official, was admitted to the DC bar thanks to a goof by the DC appeals court even though, like Sampson, he is under criminal investigation.
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