Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pres. Obama's strange nomination for legal aid agency

A few days ago, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Sharon Browne to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This nomination is a bit baffling. Ms. Brown is a principal attorney and member of the senior management at the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, an organization that opposes much of what Legal Services stands for and that has supported attempts to block funding for Legal Services agencies. The National Lawyers' Guild has formally called on Pres. Obama to withdraw the nomination. Go here for more on the story and here for the NLG's press release.

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