Legislative Counsel Bion M. Gregory has suspended two whistle-blowers who refused to be a party to destruction of evidence on the grounds that their actions may have violated traditional lawyer-client relationships.
That sounds reasonable but so do the actions of the whistle-blowers. Therefore, in fairness, everyone connected with the destruction of evidence--those who gave the orders, those who passed them along, those who acquiesced, and those who actually destroyed--should also be suspended (including, no doubt, Gregory.)
Otherwise the impression given, regardless of the legal niceties, is that loyalty to party and obedience to your superiors is more highly valued than loyalty to the law, to society, and to conscience. A very damaging admission in a civilized society.
Marina del Rey