I covered this yesterday here. The following is a key portion of the court’s 129-page opinion as it relates to Jim Letten:
Letten knew for months that attorneys in his office who were supervising the criminal prosecution of New Orleans cops were engaged in a vicious blogging campaign — yet Letten did not act.
The behavior of the attorneys certainly subjects them to disbarment. And Letten had an ethical obligation to report professional misconduct of this nature, but he did not.
Jim Letten is the same U.S. attorney in charge of the office that prosecuted James O’Keefe.
Tulane Law School admitted a murderer as a student. Now, it has a dean who knowingly supervised some of the shadiest and most dishonest behavior by lawyers I have ever heard of. Students there — and the Tulane board of trustees – should question the wisdom of this man being in a position to teach law students.
As the judge noted in the opinion:
With a history of unprecedented events and acts, consideration of the defendant’s motion [for a new trial] has taken the Court on a legal odyssey unlike any other.