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  • scnewton Jan 13, 6:40 a.m.

    NO,NO,NO,NOT EVER!!!!!!!!

  • driverkid3 Jan 9, 11:03 a.m.

    Objective Scientist, if you were disappointed with Easley after the first go-round, why on earth did you vote for him again? Is your hatred of Republicans that bad?

  • driverkid3 Jan 9, 10:28 a.m.

    Delta War::::Why should he be treated differently from any other CROOK.

    Because he is a DEMOCRAT! That's it, pure and simple.

  • kross3 Jan 9, 8:44 a.m.

    NO!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 9, 8:31 a.m.

    If this happens we will truly know the whole legal situation in the state is corrupt including the state bar association.

    jrfergerson
    January 8, 2013 7:36 p.m.................................. There are plenty of cases that show how corrupt the bar assosiation is. Smithfield for example. Also, if ya look at some of the laws passed last year, you'll see just how powerful they are.

  • Boylan Jan 9, 8:23 a.m.

    "He should get his law license back. This was nothing but a witch hunt and waste of taxpayer dollars. Hope he does." banker27520

    A witchhunt? That is the joke of the day. He is the luckiest crook in NC.

  • Boylan Jan 9, 8:21 a.m.

    "No he shouldn't have, didn't do anything wrong. Hope he does get his license back. He was a great governor. Won 2 terms and could probably run again in a few years and win another term. And yes that is allowed in NC. Jim Hunt was governor for 16 years, led for 8, took a break, came back and run and won for 8 more." thayerguy

    That guy is a crook, period. He was an OK governor but not great by any standards, regardless he broke the law and should have paid for it. So far his debt to society has been paid with mere pennies.

    I also think you are wrong on the "he can run again". Yes, Hunt did it but I am certain that law has been changed so 2 terms is it.

  • hooter483 Jan 9, 7:01 a.m.

    Not only no to getting his license back.....but HELL NO!

  • scnewton Jan 9, 6:06 a.m.

    NO,NO,NO,NO, NOT EVER!,! CROOKED LAWYER! CROOKED GOVERNOR!!

  • miketroll3572 Jan 8, 7:47 p.m.

    No he shouldn't have, didn't do anything wrong. Hope he does get his license back. He was a great governor. Won 2 terms and could probably run again in a few years and win another term. And yes that is allowed in NC. Jim Hunt was governor for 16 years, led for 8, took a break, came back and run and won for 8 more.

    Have you lost your mind. This guy is completely corrupt and should be under the jail.

  • timtooltime777 Jan 8, 7:45 p.m.

    We all know the State bar is a joke ! This state is so corrupt !

  • jrfergerson Jan 8, 7:36 p.m.

    Difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer. A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the Judge. If this happens we will truly know the whole legal situation in the state is corrupt including the state bar association.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 8, 7:29 p.m.

    He will get back his license and once again go on NC payroll as if he was an honest citizen and his wife will also be back on the payroll seems like the state retirement is not enough for him and his wife to live on

  • thayerguy Jan 8, 7:25 p.m.

    "For those that can't figure it out I am joking, Easley should have served time for his crimes."

    No he shouldn't have, didn't do anything wrong. Hope he does get his license back. He was a great governor. Won 2 terms and could probably run again in a few years and win another term. And yes that is allowed in NC. Jim Hunt was governor for 16 years, led for 8, took a break, came back and run and won for 8 more.

  • rhess2 Jan 8, 7:22 p.m.

    Mike Easley should get his law license back. While he was convicted of campaign finance fraud, it doesn't amount to permanently taking away his law license. What I hope for as a Democrat is he won't get involved in the future with NC politics. I blame him in part for the defeats Democrats recently suffered in elections. As a former State Attorney General and Governor he knew better, but apparently still chose to do things he was charged with.

  • banker27520 Jan 8, 7:21 p.m.

    He should get his law license back. This was nothing but a witch hunt and waste of taxpayer dollars. Hope he does.

  • Banned by Sissies Jan 8, 7:18 p.m.

    Ole Mike Sleasly baweeee!

  • Terkel Jan 8, 7:09 p.m.

    On second thought, don't reinstate him. Then everyone will know he's the guy who messed up so badly he has to live off his wife, and NO GOLD-DIGGERS WILL LOOK TWICE AT HIM!

    BWA HA HA!

  • wildpig777 Jan 8, 7:09 p.m.

    ofcourse he will get his law lincense back --this is north carolina=== what'd you expect?

  • lessismore Jan 8, 7:06 p.m.

    Say it ain't so....... Surely a criminal lawyer will not be given another chance to profit for his crimes....

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 8, 6:46 p.m.

    If all these comments on here are so negative Easley, who the heck kept putting him in office?

  • beachlvr0804 Jan 8, 6:33 p.m.

    If he does get his license back then his punishment will amount to nothing more than a slap on the wrist. After the Duke Lacrosse fiasco and hiding pertinent information - he knew he was wrong, but he did it anyway. So, in essence giving him his license back will only say "it's okay, you were dishonest, but you can have it back anyway. Get over yourself Easley.....you got caught red handed....take your punishment like a man and go along your way.

  • djofraleigh Jan 8, 6:29 p.m.

    He should remain retired with he and his wife living on the six figure state retirement that comes to the 'big wheel' deals. I like the man as a personality, but the one two punch of his wife's NCSU job and his misconduct cut his credibility for me. His, and his wife's job were a symbol of why the Democratic Party lost their absolute power after more than a century.

  • aspenstreet1717 Jan 8, 6:25 p.m.

    I thought he was in jail.

  • samr Jan 8, 6:07 p.m.

    Easley and his money-grubbing wife should go away and stay out of the public eye. How that woman can sleep at night after bilking NCSU out of money is beyond belief.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 8, 6:04 p.m.

    He should not get his license back, but knowing how the bar assosiation works and their past history, he'll get em.

  • Boylan Jan 8, 6:03 p.m.

    "I don't think he should have a lifetime sentence for his crimes. Give him his license back." rwest134

    You probably think the $1,000 fine was enough too. Very sad.

    Easly proved crime does pay.

  • justabumer Jan 8, 5:52 p.m.

    I don't think he should have a lifetime sentence for his crimes. Give him his license back.

  • SmokeWagon Jan 8, 5:48 p.m.

    ...."Almost a 100% here say no. I bet he gets it back...."

    pfffft...what do WE know...??? We just supply the rich and powerful politicians with OUR stolen tax cash to redistribute to the scum for votes.....!!!!!

  • SmokeWagon Jan 8, 5:44 p.m.

    ..."Cut Mikey some slack, he paid a whopping $1,000 fine. That certainly was punishment enough for his misdeeds..."

    Yeah and his little lawyer friend aka "little Mike" went to jail for this scum bag.....!!!!! Tell him to go to Washington and apply for his license...he will fit right in....!!!!!

  • rlwieland Jan 8, 5:44 p.m.

    Well see how much integrity the bar has with this one, he should have had it revoked, but atleast make him serve out the suspension, please?? is that t much to ask.

  • 12inthebox Jan 8, 5:41 p.m.

    "NO one who is truly innocent is going to plea an Alford plea."

    -- I beg to differ. Innocent people plea guilty - it happens. A sad byproduct of the system, but very much there.

  • Skyyecatfromafar Jan 8, 5:39 p.m.

    You're right, bestrobert . . .this state and her people deserved better than that political scum. We (the people) have been "had"
    so many times by so many politicians which is why it's so very
    important to vote (voice) our preferences. We do still have a
    say and we need to keep a say! Always.

  • Boylan Jan 8, 5:38 p.m.

    Cut Mikey some slack, he paid a whopping $1,000 fine. That certainly was punishment enough for his misdeeds......

    For those that can't figure it out I am joking, Easley should have served time for his crimes.

  • bayrvr Jan 8, 5:28 p.m.

    He is going to practice law! I guess he knows enough about how to get around it! He and his wife both were great for NC politics!

  • foghat001 Jan 8, 5:24 p.m.

    um, disbarment should mean THAT'S IT

  • gingerlynn Jan 8, 5:21 p.m.

    Suprised Bev didn't pardon him....

  • Relic Jan 8, 5:21 p.m.

    Another in the great list of fine, upstanding Democrat lawmakers in NC. They made me miss the heck out of Jim Hunt.

  • 20K Jan 8, 5:16 p.m.

    NO! He should not get his license back ever!!! He should be behind bars for a long time!!!

  • not Jan 8, 5:14 p.m.

    Only a privileged FELON ex-lawyer would be able to acquire any sort of attention from the bar. He should be treated like any other criminal.

  • bubbba Jan 8, 5:08 p.m.

    Almost a 100% here say no. I bet he gets it back.

  • touchofgrey Jan 8, 5:06 p.m.

    He's a FELON. Case closed. How could the state bar even give more than 60 seconds worth of consideration to this?

  • bubbba Jan 8, 5:06 p.m.

    Easley or anyone who did what he did while GOVERNOR - SHOULD BE DISBARRED!!!
    Objective Scientist
    January 8, 2013 4:24 p.m.
    ===========
    Meby he can get the felony overturned to reprimand.

  • wayneboyd Jan 8, 4:59 p.m.

    I know a retail outfit that needs someone to mount tires on customers cars, he might give them a try. I must tell him up front, they do require a background check.

  • bestrobert Jan 8, 4:57 p.m.

    The easley Crooks should be kicked out of NC. The state Deserves better than putting up with those two Crumpets.

  • superman Jan 8, 4:50 p.m.

    He and his wife deserve each other.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 8, 4:45 p.m.

    I thought to practice Law you have to be a "legal" person?

  • westernwake1 Jan 8, 4:42 p.m.

    Aw... ain't that nice. The convicted criminal wants his law license back.

    How about "NO"!

  • goldenosprey Jan 8, 4:42 p.m.

    Run of the mill attorneys get permanently um, darned to heck, for less. It is a slap in the face to hard working but flawed attorneys who got permanently disbarred.

  • Terkel Jan 8, 4:37 p.m.

    Sure, reinstate him. As soon as he repays all State benefits and forgoes them forever. Same for the taker that shares his bed.

    It's supposed to be punishment, not a hiatus.

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