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  • timtooltime777 Feb 5, 4:33 p.m.

    Mike ! You are a discrace to the people of North Caroilna ! You should be run out of this state and country as a carpet bagger !!!

  • Barfly Feb 5, 12:25 p.m.

    Guys like Mike Easley don't go to prison, other people go to prison for guys like Mike Easley. Reminds me of the mafia.

  • The Oz Feb 5, 11:56 a.m.

    Once a crook, always a crook.

  • tayled Feb 5, 11:55 a.m.

    Not surprised at all. Our Attorney bar assosication is and has always been a joke. Take time to read some laws passed last year and you'll see how powerful a group they are.

    Have you ever read any of the Rules of Professional Conduct that lawyers must abide by per the Bar? If the Bar really enforced those rules, and they should, there would be a lot of disbarred, or at least disciplined lawyers running around.

  • tayled Feb 5, 11:53 a.m.

    Oh deary me, all the haters are out today! You need to remember his license was only suspended for a year. The year's up, he gets it back. And you have to remember it was suspended based on his Alford plea to a single count of failure to report a campaign donation. There was never any evidence that Easley himself did anything wrong. This was simply not a very big deal, and certainly not anything that came anywhere near the level of permanently revoking his law license. Sigh.....

    But if you do the slightest thing wrong in your job, your employer can give you the axe immediately, at his or her whim. Easley violated the law, and his oath as an attorney to uphold that law. why he should get his license back is beyond me.

  • patrick85ed Feb 5, 11:52 a.m.

    Lawyers...The second lowest form of life on the planet.

  • jcthai Feb 5, 11:36 a.m.

    Oh deary me, all the haters are out today! You need to remember his license was only suspended for a year. The year's up, he gets it back. And you have to remember it was suspended based on his Alford plea to a single count of failure to report a campaign donation. There was never any evidence that Easley himself did anything wrong. This was simply not a very big deal, and certainly not anything that came anywhere near the level of permanently revoking his law license. Sigh.....

  • mac5535 Feb 5, 11:36 a.m.

    That really shows the ethic standards of the N C Bar Association.

  • tony57 Feb 5, 11:23 a.m.

    Ethics? Who needs stinkin' ethics.......

  • bmac813 Feb 5, 11:21 a.m.

    The Whole Court System in North Carolina is a JOKE. I Know for A Fact.
    Not only NC but the Whole Country. We Need More Liberals making and Changing the Laws. Just like they want to do to the Constitution. Change it to their Thinking.

  • alx Feb 5, 11:16 a.m.

    for north carolina democrats there are 2 sets of laws..1 for those who vote...1 for those who are elected... just ask: Jim Black, Meg Scott Phipps, Frank Ballance and John Edwards

  • stirwin Feb 5, 10:58 a.m.

    Easley is a convicted Felon with an unpaid fine. How does he get a license un-revoked without first paying the fine? You can't get your drivers license back if you haven't paid a tax or fine and it was revoked. Which NC Law firm will make him a partner first? Stay tuned...

  • heisenberg Feb 5, 10:55 a.m.

    Apparently the standards are pretty low to practice law.

  • baldchip Feb 5, 10:31 a.m.

    Another crook with a lisence!!! NC Bar-watch him closely. This is on you!

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 5, 10:27 a.m.

    Not surprised at all. Our Attorney bar assosication is and has always been a joke. Take time to read some laws passed last year and you'll see how powerful a group they are.

  • kmt Feb 5, 10:14 a.m.

    This is nothing new to me. I'm just tired of people thinking everything is fair and just. Apparently, there's an incentive to reinstate his license as this wouldn't have happened otherwise. Only reason won't fight is because all of us are too hooked on that drug called money.

  • wildpig777 Feb 5, 10:06 a.m.

    This is a slap in the face to the citizens of North Carolina to allow this know felon to have a licence to practice what he obviously broke the code of justice while having a license. What a sad day.-taylay

    a sad day? for who? the peasants of north carolina will do exactly as the peasants of russia will do --- you'll do exactly what you're told to do by yer goverment.

  • scott34 Feb 5, 9:42 a.m.

    just shows that all attorneys are criminals. shines a great light on our states BAR and instills no confidence in our law system.

  • COLT45 Feb 5, 9:30 a.m.

    He needs to be right up there with the POTUS.

  • COLT45 Feb 5, 9:30 a.m.

    WOW! Instills a great faith in the NC Bar doesn't it?

  • OneLove Feb 5, 9:24 a.m.

    they should draft payments from his retirement to pay these fines!

  • MadMaxx Feb 5, 8:56 a.m.

    I guess the State Bar is no better than the criminals within it's ranks. Good job there guys, nothing to see here, we are only looking out for our own. Gives the good name back to lawyers!!!!

  • torchhappysean Feb 5, 8:36 a.m.

    I'm not understanding how he could be allowed to continue to practice law when he was caught and convicted of an immoral act?? He got caught once but it leads me to wonder how many times he's done the very same thing and didn't get caught?? Oh wait, we are talking about lawyers aren't we... My mistake to think they all have morals...

  • beachlvr0804 Feb 5, 8:36 a.m.

    He still has fines that are not paid???? If it were any other "attorney" the license would not have been reinstated until all fines were paid. What a joke.....

  • tayled Feb 5, 8:20 a.m.

    This is a slap in the face to the citizens of North Carolina to allow this know felon to have a licence to practice what he obviously broke the code of justice while having a license. What a sad day.

    Gives a whole new spin on the title, "Criminal Lawyer"

  • tayled Feb 5, 8:19 a.m.

    As soneone who worked in the legal profession for several years, I can tell you that I can count on one hand with fingers left over the number of lawyers I would actually trust to represent me. I've seen the abuse that the dish out and it is appalling. I am not surprised that he got his license back because this type of behavior is actually rewarded instead of punished. If the Bar would actually enforce its Rules of Professional Conduct, the yellow pages listing of attorneys would be a lot smaller.

  • gonefishin0202 Feb 5, 6:19 a.m.

    Next they will let Nyfong back in.....jeeeez

  • bjraper Feb 4, 11:18 p.m.

    The North Carolina Bar Association show no integrity or responsibility in maintaining that convicted felons like Easlie be granted the right to retain his law licence. This is a slap in the face to the citizens of North Carolina to allow this know felon to have a licence to practice what he obviously broke the code of justice while having a license. What a sad day. The fox guarding the hen house. The bar association needs their house cleaned and replaced with people capable of restoring the justice system to some sort of integrity.

  • stirwin Feb 4, 9:38 p.m.

    Give him his license ONLY after paying the fine.

  • carlostheass Feb 4, 9:19 p.m.

    What else is new? Nothing is truly illegal in North Carolina. If you steal all you have to do is give back what you stole, over a period of YEARS with no interest, and the charges will be dropped. What a joke. If you're going to be a crook, NC is for you.

  • fdearmas Feb 4, 9:04 p.m.

    money, money + big money !!!

  • USAF20YR Ret Feb 4, 8:58 p.m.

    Politics at its best! Corrupt at all levels. Police officers convicted of crimes should be allowed back on the police department after a few years. What a joke.

  • Harry Bilgewater Feb 4, 8:51 p.m.

    I now understand why Dad said lawyers are so crooked that you can screw them into the ground when they die.

  • cseanwatts Feb 4, 7:59 p.m.

    How long till we hear from NC media that it's "not fair" that he can't get his record expunged?

  • beachlvr0804 Feb 4, 7:47 p.m.

    Even though he has his license back, I wouldn't trust him to handle my affairs, would you???? Run Forrest, Run!!!!!

  • Tug Boat II Feb 4, 7:37 p.m.

    The corrupt reinstating the corrupt. I agree Justiceforall who said.
    “We need to gut the whole system and start over.”

  • highvolt1 Feb 4, 7:35 p.m.

    and we wonder why the nation as we know it is going to the sewer

  • tidymaid Feb 4, 7:33 p.m.

    Why give law license back to someone who is a felon?

  • rhess2 Feb 4, 7:26 p.m.

    While I'm a Democrat I blame former Governor Mike Easley among others part of the reasons for the loss of the Governorship to Pat McCrory. He is a disappointment to me as a Democrat and should be to the Party. Even though it appeared he used his power in office for personal gains and/or to circumvent campaign laws he still gets his law license back. I wouldn't want Mike Easley to represent me in any type of litigation or other legal issues.

  • yankee1 Feb 4, 7:20 p.m.

    The corrupt overseeing the corrupt! And we wonder what has happened to the country. No moral core, no personal responsibility, no country. Thank the liberals when you get a chance!

  • Nancy Feb 4, 7:04 p.m.

    "At least he did a lot for North Carolina unlike Perdue"

    WTH? If you call blowing through a budget surplus faster than drinking water on a hot day ... if you call seeing our tax burden rise from 36th in the nation to 23rd in the nation (per capita) ... if you call getting his wife a cush job at NCState and then before Bev leaves, wifey gets an INCREASE in her pension payment for said 'job' she didn't perform... if you think the taxpayers should have picked up the tab for his and his wife to travel internationally and spend like rock stars while doing so ....

    I could go on. If you believe he was "good" for this state, then I guess you voted for him twice.

  • retiredcfcc2 Feb 4, 7:03 p.m.

    What a shame.

  • justiceforall Feb 4, 7:01 p.m.

    What can you say? We need to gut the whole system and start over.

  • Boogalooboy Feb 4, 6:49 p.m.

    I do believe in Karma...he will get his..seems to come back and haunt folks like this..

  • One Good Dad Feb 4, 6:41 p.m.

    Crook.....like the rest of them

  • rickbrown64 Feb 4, 6:36 p.m.

    Where do I start?

  • ccsmith1902 Feb 4, 6:31 p.m.

    The good ole boy network at work.

  • Cock a doodle doo Feb 4, 6:28 p.m.

    Do I think Easley should be in jail? Absolutely.
    Unfortunately, he is smart and capable of using the code of laws to his advantage. Is he doing anything any different from anyone who is wealthier than most of us? Nope.
    It baffles me to see the stupidity of the party affiliation of those not involved claiming to be the holier than thou group. Power gets corrupt when it is not controlled and contained. Republican Stephen LaRoque is a fine example of that, he ranks right up there with Sleasley.

  • BigSteamnTurd Feb 4, 6:27 p.m.

    The good ole boy backroom deals continue to this day. This pathetic politician, a man NC voters elected more than once, gets away with it in the end.

    Just like Bev has done.

    Pat yourselves on the back. You have no business being allowed to elect anyone.

  • wayneboyd Feb 4, 6:19 p.m.

    Come on guys, have little sympathy, without his license to practice law, we'd have to take care of him for the rest of his life. He will either go back to prison for stealing or get on welfare, he has no other money earning skills.

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