A federal judge is ordering lawyers for the Obama administration to take ethics classes for poor behavior…
He is also demanding Attorney General Loretta Lynch address the issue, which comes out of a controversial immigration case.
According to The Hill:
“A federal judge in Texas on Thursday tore into Justice Department lawyers who argued the immigration case involving the Obama administration, ordering them to take ethics classes.
In a blistering court order, U.S. District Court Just Andrew S. Hanen said he was “disappointed” about having to address the subject of lawyer behavior, calling it “at best, a distraction.”
Hanen said any Department of Justice attorney who wants to argue in a state or federal court in any of the 26 states involved in the immigration case must take an annual three-hour ethics course for the next five years.
“Clearly, there seems to be a lack of knowledge about or adherence to the duties of professional responsibility in the halls of the Justice Department,” Hanen wrote in his 28-page order, which quoted the films “Bridge of Spies” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”
The judge ordered Attorney General Loretta Lynch to provide a “comprehensive plan” within 60 days on how to “prevent this unethical conduct from ever occurring again.”