Update: White House Backs Off Lawyer Plan

The Boston Globe's Charlie Savage reports today that the White House has dropped a plan that would have given political appointees at the Pentagon veto power over the promotions of military lawyers. The plan came under fire not just from little old me, but apparently from retired Judge Advocate General Corps members. It is a good end to a bad idea.

By Andrew Cohen |  December 19, 2007; 2:43 PM ET
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They may have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar again. But, the weasels still have over 12 months to find a scapegoat and make them pay.

Posted by: A. Ernest Fitzgerald | December 19, 2007 05:56 PM

good news, for a change.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 19, 2007 10:22 PM

Bush & Company won't be denied for very long. They will figure out a way to politicize the military judicial system also.

Posted by: asdasd1 | December 28, 2007 03:08 PM

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