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November 2008 Issue

Cover Story

The Lawyers Who May Run America

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:

Feature Section

ABA Connection

Tax Law to the Rescue

Those big bailouts don’t really help homeowners, but there’s relief to be had from (gasp!) the IRS.

McElhaney on Litigation

Stop Sounding Like a Lawyer

Executive Director's Report

Left, Right or Center?

Report from Governmental Affairs

Memorandum to the Next President

Letters to the Editor

Hit and Miss