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Dawn Johnsen: Why Obama Backed Down On Yearlong Nomination

Time | Theo Emery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late on April 9, amid a flurry of news over the retirements of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Congressman Bart Stupak, the White House qu...

Jason Linkins

Dawn Johnsen's Usefulness As A Stalking Horse For Principles Is Apparently Over | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surprise! Last Friday, the White House announced that Dawn Johnsen had withdrawn her nomination. The announcement was pretty anodyne, but I'm guessing that maybe Johnsen withdrew in abject disgust.

Jason Linkins

Dawn Johnsen Says Her OLC Nomination Foundered Due To Her Opposition To Torture | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her first public statement since she withdrew her nomination to head the Office of Legal Counsel, Dawn Johnsen briefly discusses the reason her nom...

Dawn Johnsen Wrote Forcefully About Confronting 'Our Nation's Past Transgressions'

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel, Dawn Johnsen, withdrew her name after sustained opposition from Republicans and a coupl...

Sam Stein

Obama 'Frustrated' By 'Slow' Confirmation For Nominees, Expected To Re-Nominate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of confirmation for his judicial and executive appointees, according to White House Pres...