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Attorney General John Edwards?



Robert Novak broke the story on Friday and Tucker Carlson is following up right now on MSNBC. Sources close to the Obama campaign claim that Senator Obama plans to offer former trial lawyer John Edwards the post of Attorney General in a future Obama administration.

It is difficult to overstate how much harm the suit-happy Edwards could inflict on the nation in a position that would allow him to initiate, for example, antitrust proceedings against oil companies. Being a plaintiffs' lawyer is about doing whatever you can to win cases. An attorney general should have a less, er, entrepreneurial approach. Legal reformers should shudder.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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