Sunday, March 04, 2007

Firings in the Department of Injustice

When you fire a US Attorney, you should expect them to get to the bottom of things. After all, that's what they do for a living.

Take Daniel Bogden. The Bush administration fired him after he rose through the ranks to become the top ranked federal prosecutor in Nevada in 2001. When he got his walking papers, he ran down the reason -- finding out it was purely political -- to replace him with someone the administration wanted to appoint.

Congress takes up Mr Bogden's firing, and the firing of seven other US Attorney's this week.

Among those fired -- Carol Lam. She prosecuted Rep Duke Cunningham (R-CA), landing the former Congressman a prison sentence. (NYT)

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