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Randy Barnett for Attorney General:

It's not likely to happen for any number of reasons, but Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds has proposed appointing the VC's very own Randy Barnett as the next Attorney General. For what it's worth, Randy has my full support! He'd be a major improvement over both the incumbent AG and his recent predecessors.

Mark Field (mail):

He'd be a major improvement over both the incumbent AG and his recent predecessors.


I'm not sure what you mean by "recent", but I'm sure he'd be more qualified than anyone since Edward Levi.
4.15.2007 12:25am
Ilya Somin:
I'm not sure what you mean by "recent",

At the very least everyone in the last 15-20 years.
4.15.2007 3:09am
Vova Shklovsky (mail):
I'm in favor!
4.15.2007 4:38am
percuriam:
not confirmable due to his work on the medical marijuana case
4.15.2007 10:16am
Jacob T. Levy (mail) (www):
Why would you want to tar the rest of Randy's career with "powerless Attorney General during the twilight of the Bush Administration"?

[The only way for a domestic official in this administration not to be powerless is to be a partisan hack, using the authority of office for political rather than good-policy or principled ends. Randy will never be a partisan hack. QED.]
4.15.2007 10:59am
Zyzzogeton:
Why in the world would the Senate, in this land of 'liberty', confirm a nominee for Attorney General who would not delight in putting people in cages for peacefully using marijuana?
4.15.2007 12:20pm
Syd (mail):
Orrin Hatch is also being suggested. He'd also be a vast improvement even if he's no Randy Barnett.
4.15.2007 12:27pm
CJColucci:
I mean no disrespect to Prof. Barnett to suggest that "He'd be a major improvement over both the incumbent AG and his recent predecessors" is much of a standard.
4.15.2007 1:21pm
CJColucci:
Obviously "is not much of a standard."
4.15.2007 1:22pm
TomHynes (mail):
I support it if he promises to liveblog his own confirmation hearings.
4.15.2007 7:01pm
David M. Nieporent (www):
I support it if he promises to liveblog his own confirmation hearings.
ROTFL.

I can just see that: "Kennedy is up there giving a speech again instead of asking me questions. Can't he just shut up so I can get a word in?"

"Oh, great. Now Biden's talking. I know you're a constitutional law professor and the smartest guy in the room. Do you have to try to prove it to me every time you talk?"
4.15.2007 8:04pm
Public_Defender (mail):

Orrin Hatch is also being suggested. He'd also be a vast improvement even if he's no Randy Barnett.


Even as a liberal, I think Orin Hatch could make a very good AG. His handling of the Manuel Miranda scandal shows that he understands that he understands the difference between things people can do and things ethical people should do.

When Miranda tried to justify rummaging through Democratic files by saying they were not secured, Hatch would have none of it. You don't have the right to go through someone's files just because they didn't lock the file cabinet.
4.17.2007 9:27pm