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The Lawyers Who May Run America

Which attorneys may be appointed to senior positions in a John McCain or Barack Obama administration? Here are the leading contenders.

Posted Nov 1, 2008 11:59 PM CDT
By Terry Carter and Stephanie Francis Ward

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It's the guessing game that has Washington, D.C., buzzing: Which lawyers will be appointed to senior government positions by the next president?

According to dozens of interviews with people who know the candidates well, the following attorneys are favorites to join the next administration. We've matched each to the job for which they are most often mentioned.

Consider it the morning line on the capital's new establishment in the:

McCain administration

Obama administration

Other election coverage in the November ABA Journal:

The Next Confirmation Battle

Memorandum To The Next President of the United States

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