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Statement by Senator Mark Pryor on U.S. Attorneys

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Statement by Senator Mark Pryor on U.S. Attorneys

I am very pleased to learn the Bush administration has changed course and announced their support of the Leahy/Feinstein bill which restores and requires the transparent confirmation process for all U.S. attorneys. By bypassing the constitutional process, the President has cast a dark cloud over the process of replacing U.S. attorneys. The Senate confirmation process is vitally important to assuring that qualified individuals are selected for a position which requires the exercise of independence and judgment. This issue is larger than party affiliation or any single appointment, it is about our Constitution and the rule of law.

http://pryor.senate.gov/newsroom/details.cfm?id=270444

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