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Former Reagan OLC Head Endorses Dawn Johnsen
April 13, 2009, 2:12 pm
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Doug Kmiec:

Dawn Johnsen’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel is caught up in an unjustified effort to hand President Barack Obama his first major loss. Some Senate Republicans seek to filibuster Johnsen into effective defeat. This would be a mistake. Even as Johnsen, a professor of law at Indiana University-Bloomington, may be faulted on occasion for harsh language in her academic commentary on the missteps of the Bush Justice Department, it is that very spunk and independence of mind that make her the right tonic for a once proud, but recently tarnished, office.

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