Thursday, February 26, 2009

Justice Dept. Nominee Avoids Confrontation at Hearing

Dawn Johnsen and David Kris, nominees to Justice Department posts, met with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the committee’s ranking Republican, brought up comments made 20 years ago in a brief Ms. Johnsen filed before the Supreme Court when she represented Naral, an abortion rights group.

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