Tim's Law | Arkansas Blog

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tim's Law

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 9:24 AM

It's gotten scant coverage in the mainstream media, but President Bush yesterday signed the law repealing his ability to use the Patriot Act to install U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation. Use of the provision to make former White House political deputy Tim Griffin the U.S. attorney in Little Rock led directly to this legislation and the growing controversy over the Bush administration's politicization of the Justice Department. Yes, Sen. Mark Pryor voted for the Patriot Act that included this unnoticed provision. But he dogged the issue sufficiently to get it fixed.

But.... not before Bush had used the Patriot Act exception one last time to put a U.S. attorney of his liking in place in California. The new law will give that appointee a maximum of four months as interim, however.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Two plead in fraud of sheriff's office

    A former employee of the Pulaski County sheriff and a North Little Rock woman who sold goods to the sheriff's office have pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a scheme to steal from the sheriff's office, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

  • Rapert challenger faults his reference to her

    Sen. Jason Rapert, the Faulkner County Republican, spoke to an NAACP session in Conway yesterday and encountered a question from his announced Democratic opponent, Maureen Skinner.Her campaign took offense

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation