I reported on the convicted felon Democrat ex-State Assembly Speaker and his retention by the Democrat Party as one of the Empress's SuperDuperDelegates despite the fact that he may be in jail before the Philadelphia convention two weeks ago, though it seems like so much longer. Thus, it should come as no great follow-up surprise, and should sound very familiar to her husband, that Double-S has now been disbarred as well:
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now officially a former lawyer, too.
A State appeals court on Tuesday ruled the seventy-two-year-old disgraced Democrat effectively lost his license in November when he was convicted in federal court of violating federal honest services laws. A jury found that he took $3.5 million in legal fees from clients and then did favors for them that involved his elected office.
The panel of judges in the Manhattan Appellate Division said that by State law, a felony conviction means an automatic disbarment at the time of the conviction.
It's an afterthought, really, although it's still noteworthy because it constitutes the law being applied to a Democrat, which is generally unheard of in this country anymore, particularly in so "blue" a State as New York. And this has been a "kicking and screaming" process, as he has had every title and symbol of status pried out of his cold, arthritic fingers, and his law license was simply the penultimate forfeiture.
But there's one one that will never be taken from him: Hillary Clinton SuperDuperDelegate. Which is far more honorary than genuine, and won't be needed for her to secure the Donk nomination in any case. Maybe he can wear it as a patch attached to his orange jumpsuit, or have it tattooed on his buttcheeks for his new "lovers" behind bars. I'm sure they'll be impressed.