Advice and consent

William Haynes, the General Counsel at the Pentagon and thus one of the people in the chain of command for the torture memo, has been nominated for a 4th Circuit appellate judgeship. Those should be some interesting confirmation hearings.

Update: Paperwight notes that the confirmation hearings are behind us — the nomination was sent to the floor on a party-line vote — and that Orrin Hatch has refused to re-open them. Can you say “filibuster”?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

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  1. William J. Haynes II: Oathbreaker

    Well, the confirmation hearings weren't really all that interesting. Haynes was voted out of the Judicial Committee to the full senate on a straight party line vote on 3/11/04, just three weeks before the Abu Ghraib news broke (though months …

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