People For the American Way Foundation board member Kathleen Turner posted a piece today on the Huffington Post making a forceful case for confirming Dawn Johnsen as the head of Office of Legal Counsel.
To restore integrity and respect for the rule of law to the Department, President Obama has nominated an inordinately qualified individual – Dawn Johnsen – who is now being attacked by Republicans and her right-wing allies for having the nerve to criticize Bush administration excesses. They’re faulting her for criticizing OLC opinions that the Bush administration itself repudiated. In other words, she’s being pilloried for having the very integrity and respect for the rule of law that the Bush OLC so clearly lacked.
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