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Schroeder Leading Candidate to Head OLP:
The BLT reports:
  Christopher Schroeder, a professor at Duke University School of Law, is the leading candidate to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
  Schroeder -- who teaches classes on Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, and Congress, among other topics -- has served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, as acting assistant attorney general during the Clinton Administration. He was also a member of President Barack Obama's transition team.
  I don't know Chris Schroeder as well as some others here do, but from what I know he would be an excellent pick.
PatHMV (mail) (www):
Was he involved in any way with the scandal involving Sen. Kennedy and others on the Senate Judiciary Committee a few years back? As I recall, a GOP staffer accessed some supposedly private files of the Democrats' staff on that committee. While that may have been improper, so too was the content of some of the memos, which suggested that the Democrats were intentionally trying to delay specific appointments to a court of appeals because of the impact the nominated judge would likely have on pending litigation. There were, as I recall, several memos from Democratic staffers unveiled in the process.

I have no idea whether Schroeder was involved with that or how long ago he worked for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee; just asking the question.
4.15.2009 1:37pm
AndrewK (mail):
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/4656#fnr2

Bork report?
4.15.2009 1:46pm
byomtov (mail):
I'm sure something will come up from the fever swamps.
4.15.2009 1:49pm
Abdul Abulbul Amir (mail):

He was not part of the group of 88 in the Duke rape hoax.
4.15.2009 1:57pm
frankcross (mail):
He's a very thoughtful, good guy. The discussion of the Bork Report shows how he got the facts right.
4.15.2009 2:05pm
Sagar:
"I'm sure something will come up from the fever swamps."

if something comes up, will you let us know if it is from the fever swamps so we can safely ignore it?
4.15.2009 2:06pm
Eric Rasmusen (mail) (www):
What does the OLP do?
4.15.2009 2:26pm
wc:
Not sure what of bureaucrat he would make, but he was one of the worst professors I had at Duke. Our entire Admin Law class was just him repeatedly skewering Chevron. He came across as fairly ideological on these issues. That probably isn't that unusual, but a little more effort to actually teach the law rather than advocate for what it should be would have been appreciated. Of course that goes for half of the Duke faculty at that time.
4.15.2009 3:44pm
Anderson (mail):
Our entire Admin Law class was just him repeatedly skewering Chevron.

Appeal a few dumbass agency decisions, and you'll get a Chevron complex, too.
4.15.2009 3:52pm
David M. Nieporent (www):
Appeal a few dumbass agency decisions, and you'll get a Chevron complex, too.
Anderson: "It hurts when I do this."
Courts: "Then don't do this."
4.15.2009 6:46pm
byomtov (mail):
if something comes up, will you let us know if it is from the fever swamps so we can safely ignore it?

Sure. Be glad to. But in case I'm not around, here are a few clues to look for: Drudge, Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, NRO, Fox. That'll cover a lot of the territory, though not all.
4.15.2009 9:27pm

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