On December 7, 2006, the Justice Department asked John McKay to resign as the U.S. Attorney for Washington state. Now, nearly a year after he was fired, McKay is being honored for his contributions to the legal community. Last night, “he accepted the Washington State Bar Association’s Courageous Award with a subtle nod and a small smile. Outgoing state bar association President Ellen Dial handed McKay the award, saying he served with dignity and honor ‘in the face of controversy.’”
Fired U.S. attorney honored by home state.