Skip to comments.AP sources: Obama pick for Justice post withdraws (Dawn Johnsen)
Posted on 04/09/2010 2:38:22 PM PDT by John W
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel has withdrawn her bid for confirmation after several Republicans objected to her criticism of the Bush administration's terrorist interrogation policies.
Dawn Johnsen's withdrawal was disclosed Friday by White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter.
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Wonder what dirt has surfaced on her?
Friday info dump.
Johnsen worked for the American Civil Liberties Union as a staff counsel fellow on a one-year fellowship from 1987 until 1988, and then worked for the National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (currently NARAL Pro-Choice America) from 1988 until 1993. From 1993 to 1998, Johnsen worked in the Office of Legal Counsel. She was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 1993 until 1996, and served as Acting Assistant Attorney General heading the OLC from 1997 until 1998. Johnsen joined the Indiana University faculty in 1998 upon leaving government service.
Johnsen is a member of the national board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Surprised? I didn't think so.
Good. Let the GOP go after ALL of his nominees and appointees like they went after Sarah Palin. Game on.
See how they like being treated like they treated Sarah. And we have a chance of actually finding lots of dirt on them.
Obama could start his own court system under a Judicial czar ...
My first thought exactly.
Let’s take a wild guess. Tax cheat, or illegal alien help?
I wouldn’t be surprised if she withdrew to become USSC Justice Stevens’ replacement nominee.
How does she think she got here?
I noticed she hasn't thrown herself off a cliff over her mother's giving birth to her. Another Liberal Idiot.
zero probably asked her to bow out so he can appoint a HIV positive male asian midget who is now a she. Just to get some more diversity on the court
“DOJ Nominee ‘Shocked’ by Her Own Words
Indiana law professor Dawn Johnsen, Pres. Barack Obamas nominee to head the Justice Departments all-important Office of Legal Counsel, had her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. During questioning by Sen. Arlen Specter, the professor professed to be shocked by my contention that she had once analogized pregnancy to involuntary servitude, a violation of the Thirteenth Amendments prohibition of slavery. I made this contention in a profile of Johnsen for the current (March 9) issue of National Review, which was posted on NRO on Monday.
I think the shock is on the other foot, for two reasons. First, Johnsen did make this jaw-dropping argument to the Supreme Court”
The Senate HAS filibuster strength now. Hope they have the cajones to use it as necessary.
I bet pro choice graham would be in that group