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Interesting Litmus Test


Scribe and I appear to have caught the same vibe in a cursory peek at the newest docudump from the DoJ to the House Judiciary Committee.  At the end of the third set of PDF's on the committee website, you find a chart whereby various USAttys (including Patrick Fitzgerald) are scored on a broad set of criteria including, but no limited to, the following categories:

— Political experience:
— Main Justice
— Hill
— State/local
— Campaign/Party
— Judge
— FedSoc

Normally, I'd just look at something like this, along with the relevant legal experience/law enforcement experience categories and think these were just areas that were being used for evaluation purposes. But looking at them through the Monica Goodling "loyalty oath" lens, they read a little differently.

What are you finding among the publicly posted documents? Do share. I have a feeling it is going to be quite the afternoon of reading, because more documents were added to the public page as I was typing this up.  Better put on a second pot of coffee…

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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