Thursday, November 13, 2008
Think a change of administration only matters if the incoming President can pass legislation? Here is a list of Justice Department jobs from the "Plum Book" which are filled at the discretion of the President. While legislation is important, these positions and hundreds more, will make the day to day decisions as to how our government operates, including the use of prosecutorial discretion in which cases to bring. If you don't like these policy implementation decisions, there is not much you can do. Those of you who voted for "change" because you thought that change would be debated in a public forum such as Congress, will be in for some real surprises.
Posted by William A. Jacobson at 12:56 PM