Pam Karlan, nominated as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, A Position That Does Not Require Senate Confirmation

December 20th, 2013

Politico has the report.

I’ve commended Karlan, who has said that she was not willing to trim her sails for a Washington appointment, so she could perhaps sail through Senate Confirmation. She didn’t compromise at all.

Now, the President has appointed her to an important position, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Voting Rights, that doesn’t require Senate Confirmation.

Dare I say that Karlan is extremely overqualified for a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. She is really in the ballpark for a Circuit Judge, or at least, an Assistant Attorney General. But, again, this position does not require confirmation.

I’m sure she will do very well in this position.