Well, he may have had his sentence for committing perjury in his roll in outing a covert agent commuted by the president but the bar association has not been so gracious.

The disbarment order of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals had been expected.

”When a member of the bar is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, disbarment is mandatory,” the appeals court ruled.

Last May, a court panel that oversees lawyer ethics recommended that Libby be stripped of his law license in Washington. The Board on Professional Responsibility then found that Libby’s conviction for lying to the FBI about the case of former CIA operative Valerie Plame amounted to ”crimes that involve moral turpitude.”

Thankfully, Libby has not skated totally free after taking the bullet for the Bush administration though Karma will be the ultimate arbiter for people like him.