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DOJ Veterans in Giuliani Group

Posted Jul 25, 2007 10:14 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani has appointed a Justice Advisory Committee that is made up of conservative lawyers from the Reagan and other GOP administrations.

The chair of the committee is Theodore Olson, who served as solicitor general for President Bush, Legal Times reports. Many committee members are veteran lawyers from GOP Justice Departments or leaders of the conservative Federalist Society.

The committee “is more than a shove in a Republican race to see who's more conservative,” Legal Times says. “The committee's influence could have real implications for the Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court, if events play out in Giuliani's favor.”

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