Wednesday, May 23, 2007
That's all well and good, but I am far more concerned with some of the career people they've hired.
The Raw Story | House approves bill to close loophole at heart of Attorney firings scandal:
The US House of Representatives today passed a bill that closes a 'loophole' that allowed President Bush to circumvent the Senate confirmation process for federal prosecutors.
The legislation, authored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), passed the House with a vote of 306-114. It has already cleared the Senate (94-2), and it is expected that Bush will sign it into law.
The provision that this legislation will change was inserted into the USA Patriot Act reauthorization last year, and allowed the Attorney General to appoint US Attorneys indefinitely without Senate approval.
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