Friday, December 7, 2018
Today President Trump announced that he will be nominating William Barr to be the next Attorney General of the United States. I'll eat crow on this one - I really had my money on Kris Kobach for the position.
Barr already served as the Attorney General, under Bush 41.
Here is the Vox take on Barr: He "will likely be tasked with carrying out Sessions’s agenda on crime and immigration — and his past stint as AG shows he might be up for the task."
A quick search of our blog found only one reference to the man, in this article by Lee Hall in 2004 about migrants and the private prison business: "The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has risen to the occasion, offering bills to support privatization and ensure a flow of detainees. By 1994, ALEC was pressing its policies in Pennsylvania with the assistance of William Barr, Attorney General from the first Bush administration."
So that's cheerful.