Ghosts haunt confirmation battles

Victor, Kirk
November 1997
National Journal;11/22/97, Vol. 29 Issue 47, p2370
Discusses the recurrence of similar events in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee when it debated US President Bill Clinton's nomination of Bill Lann Lee to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division. Contention that Lee was the victim of retribution; Argument that the president is entitled to a choice for executive branch positions; Ramifications of possible actions by the president.


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