I wanted to follow up on Steve Lubet's post about what happens when you are scandalized by Donald Trump (or by anything else for that matter).
Justice Ginsburg, Trump's former lawyer, and now Prof. Laurence Tribe have crossed the ethical boundaries because, well, Trump is a bad man after all. (Isn't that an exception under 1.6(b)?) Tribe has been unable to establish that he has implied or express consent to reveal that he was having a consult with Trump, and given that Tribe's recent suggestion that Trump may have committed treason, it appears that Tribe's tease about Trump was intended to be embarrassing or detrimental.
That's the trouble with being scandalized by someone and not being sufficiently self-aware to regain self-control. As an added bonus, Tribe mistakes confidentiality for privilege -- a mistake we've seen before (that time from a legal ethics prof no less) and will see again no doubt. But it's a mistake you'll make less often if you keep your mouth shut. The PR profs out there might want to use this kerfuffle as an exercise for students to think through the difference between a confidence and a privileged communication. Take away: if Trump drives you to behave below your own standards, step back and count to ten.