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Writers Guild May Suspend Jay Leno Over Strike Monologues

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A year has passed, but the WGA West is still reviewing the possibility of disciplinary action against Jay Leno for "Tonight Show" monologues he delivered while the guild was on strike.

It's understood that the guild has brought disciplinary proceedings against Leno, who is a Writers Guild of America member and writer for his NBC latenighter. The specifics of the proceedings are unclear, but the process should come to a head soon.

According to the strike rules the WGA distributed to members before the strike began on Nov. 5, 2007, the guild's constitution gives it the authority to hold hearings to review allegations of violations of strike rules and to discipline members. That discipline may include "expulsion or suspension from guild membership, imposition of monetary fines or censure," according to the WGA's strike rules. There is also an appeals process.

Read the whole story at Variety