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US Attorney scandals (remember them?)
May 18, 2008, 5:07 pm
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Here’s the very best summation I’ve seen connecting the dots

“If I go hire a lawyer, what am I looking for? I’m looking for competent advocacy. Whatever else you say about these people in Justice, they have fucked up confirmations of a Supreme Court justice; they’ve mishandled the prosecution of terrorism cases; they’ve mishandled the writing and the passage of the Patriot Act. And now they have aggressively and foolishly taken on the appointment of U.S. attorneys”—who traditionally get named via consultation with the U.S. Senators from the state in which the district is located—”and turned this political move into a seeming criminal conspiracy. If these guys were the lawyers you hired to handle your divorce, you’d complain to the state bar.”
—- Jonathan Shapiro, USC Law School  (former Asst US Attorney under Bush 41)

( the whole piece by Chris Lehmann is perfectly framed, at NYObserver.com: http://observer.com/20070402/20070402_Chris_Lehmann_opinions_newsstory1.asp )

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