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March 13, 2007

More AG heat from a judicial nemesis

I just got set this link to a new AP piece about the brouhaha surrounding the US Attorney purge and AG Gonzales.  I though folks who follow sentencing debates would be interested in one particularly loud voice in the continuing debate:

Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, the senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, called the Justice Department's management dysfunctional for sending Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Will Moschella to testify before the panel last week "without knowing all the facts."

"They're going to have to come up with some answers," Mr. Sensenbrenner said Tuesday in an interview with the Associated Press. "If they don't, they're going to lose everyone's confidence."

"What I'd like to hear is the truth," he said, complaining about the Justice Department's different explanations for the dismissals.  If that record is not corrected, Sensenbrenner said, "then the Justice Department and the attorney general himself are going to die by a thousand cuts."

UPDATE:  The WSJ Law Blog is already here taking suggestions for AG Gonzales' replacement.  Some of my personal favorites on the amusing list are (perhaps in order of likelihood): Jim Comey, Orrin Hatch, Patrick Fitzgerald, Greta Van Susteren, Jackie Chiles, Lionel Hutz.

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Gonzo have the luxury of death by a thousand cuts? Not likely. If he doesn't resign by the end of next week, he's going to be impeached for lying under oath to Congress.

And even if he does resign, he should be disbarred, and do time for perjury.

Posted by: smiley | Mar 13, 2007 4:49:30 PM

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