Fired U.S. attorney honored by home state.

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.’”