Thursday, February 8, 2007

Questions About McKay's Dismissal

The Seattle Times reports today that U.S. Attorney John McKay got good review 7 months before ouster (Feb. 8). Not only was a Justice Department review positive, but McKay has also received high praise from Chief Judge Robert Lasnick (W.D. Wash.) and King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng. And "the U.S. Navy last month gave McKay its Distinguished Public Service Award, its highest civilian honor, for creating a computer network that enhances the ability of local, state and federal law enforcement to share information."

Another story: Former U.S. attorney McKay says he was ordered to resign, Seattle Times, Feb. 7, 2007. Thanks: Stephanie Knightlinger. And another: I was fired, says ex-U.S. attorney, News Tribune, Feb. 8, 2007. This one quotes Tom Hillier (Federal Public Defender and Trial Ad instructor): "If this was done for political reasons, it shows a fundamental disrespect for the independence of the U.S. attorneys."

1 comment:

Spartacus O'Neal said...

When you fundamentally disrespect the U.S. Constitution, what's another attorney or two?