Disgraced ex-U.S. Senator and two time losing presidential candidate John Edwards main defense at his criminal trial was that his actions were immoral, but not criminal. While slime is still coalescing around the verdict acquitting Edwards on one count and hanging on all remaining chargers, two things are very clear:
John Edwards is a contemptible, sleazy lying louse who used and betrayed people over and over to protect and further himself;
and John Edwards should be disbarred because of his admitted immorality.
Every state bar has a requirement that each attorney must pass a moral background investigation before being licensed and must maintain a modicum of morality to remain licensed. If nothing more, Edwards' criminal trial proved he lacks the moral capacity to retain the privilege of a law license.