Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Politicizing the Selection of Immigration Judges

Marty Lederman

Emma Schwartz and Jason McClure of Legal Times fill in most of the details, including about the civil lawsuit that prompted the Civil Division to object to the Bush DOJ view that the appointments were not protected by the civil service laws.

For more information on the legal question, see the UPDATE to this post.


The Office of Legal Counsel had determined these positions were political appointments, so nothing wrong there. The Civil Division eventually objected and, by December, Attorney General Gonzales’ office, with Sampson’s full support, had agreed to suspend hiring while the process was reviewed. What's the problem again?

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
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