Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Constitutionality of a U.S. Attorney Appointment?

Is the appointment of Tim Griffin, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, unconstitutional?  In a rare motion, Attorney John Wesley Hall questions this appointment and asks the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to find it unconstitutional. The basis is that the appointment was never submitted to the Senate for its "advice and consent," and that only the President has the power to make such an appointment - not the Attorney General.  For more details see the LA Times.  The motion is here -

Download USAtty.motion.filed.pdf

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