09/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Washington Post: Nominations Roadblock In The Senate "Unconscionable"

IT HAS BEEN almost six months since President Obama nominated Indiana law professor Dawn E. Johnsen to head the Justice Department's influential Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Almost five months have passed since the Senate Judiciary Committee gave her a favorable vote and sent the nomination to the full Senate.

Yet with just days left before the August recess, there has yet to be a floor vote. This is unconscionable.

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