Now Blawgletter understands the theory by which a president may dismiss U.S. Attorneys who did a terrific job.  As a lawyer who worked in a previous Republican administration explained, "U.S. attorneys are emanations of a president’s will."  The president’s will emits them; they flow from his will and, logically, cease to exist when the presidential will changes to will not.

We do not pretend to grasp all that the emanation theory implies.  But we feel kinda sure that Alberto Gonzales’s Department of Justice will use the theory to justify its inclination not to prosecute the administration’s refusal to answer congressional questions about why good U.S. attorneys lost their jobs.

Way to go, Federalist Society!  Your anti-democratic mumbo jumbo hypotheses totally rock!!

Barry Barnett

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