Mississippi Bar Lashes Out At Scruggs

Law360 (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Mississippi State Bar has fired back against Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, angered by his allegations that it acted improperly by seeking his disbarment in the wake of his admission that he conspired to bribe a state circuit judge.

On Tuesday, lawyers for the Mississippi State Bar defended their disbarment bid. They said they did not jump the gun by filing a petition before the court formally accepted Scruggs' guilty plea.

"While Mr. Scruggs' guilty plea may not as of yet have resulted in entry of a...
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