Law professors file ethics complaint against Kellyanne Conway, seek sanction

A group of law professors have sent a letter to the Office of Disciplinary Council at the D.C. Court of Appeals calling for sanctions against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. "It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to [e]ngage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation," the letter states.

According to New York Daily News:

The letter cites several examples of Conway's alleged misconduct, including the White House counselor's infamous inaccurate claim that a "Bowling Green Massacre" occurred (there is no such thing), her use of "alternative facts" to back up other inaccurate statements put out by the White House, and endorsing Ivanka Trump-brand fashion products.

The disciplinary complaint, which was signed by 15 law professors, including Susan Brooks of Drexel University, Lawrence Fox of Yale Law School, and Michael Tigar of American University and Duke University, ends with this:

"If Ms. Conway were not a lawyer and was "only" engaging in politics, there would be few limits on her conduct outside of the political process itself. She could say and do what she wished and still call herself a politician. But she is a lawyer. And her conduct, clearly intentionally violative of the rules that regulate her professional status, cries out for sanctioning by the DC Bar."

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