Haynes to Leave DoD:

The Department of Defense announced yesterday that William J. Haynes will be stepping down from his post as DoD General Counsel. Haynes' tenure was particularly controversial, due to his involvement in the development of rules governing the detention and interrogation of enemy combatants. He was also nominated by President Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but his nomination never went very far. A handful of Senate Republicans joined Senate Democrats to stall his confirmation.

Over at Obsidian Wings, Hilzoy is dancing and "cackling with glee" at the news.