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May 19, 2007

Who should be the new leadership at DOJ?

Legal Times has this interesting article entitled "At DOJ, a Hard Job to Fill: Whoever follows in Paul McNulty's footsteps at Justice has some unwelcome challenges ahead."  Here is how it begins:

Few in Washington have envied Paul McNulty over the past three months.  But with the deputy attorney general's resignation last week amid the scandal over the firings of at least eight U.S. attorneys, there’s one person whose position might be even less desirable: McNulty's yet-to-be-named successor. "I'd rather trade places with Jose Padilla," jokes Viet Dinh, a former senior Justice official under then-Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Of course, the position of Attorney General might also need to be filled if more and more Senators in his own party keep calling for his resignation or if impeachment talks gets real.

So, dear readers, how about offering some suggestions for the top two spots at Justice?  I think Viet Dinh would be a good choice, and of course former Deputy AGs like Jim Comey and Larry Thompson come to mind.  Any other suggestions?

May 19, 2007 at 09:42 AM | Permalink

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