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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Depoliticize Justice?

In today’s op-ed pages of the New York Times, a former deputy attorney general presents a novel way of restoring confidence in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Rather than question whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should go or stay, the author argues that the attorney general shouldn’t be a cabinet position at all — it should be a fixed-term job, instead.

“Likewise, the 93 United States attorneys should not be political apparatchiks, but talented lawyers selected half from Republican ranks and half from Democratic,” Arnold I. Burns writes.

Click here for the full opinion piece, “Two Parties, One Law.”


Anonymous said...

Nice post on this over at Balkinization as well:


-Local Law Student

Anonymous said...

oops, should have linked that.

it's here.