Never one of the DOJ in-crowd, departing Deputy AG James Comey is apt to be replaced by a very different sort of lawyer -- one with references from Judge J. Michael Luttig, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia or Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The White House is systematically staffing key Justice Department posts with attorneys groomed by a tight circle of judges and ex-government officials seen as guiding lights in the conservative movement. The result: a narrower path to plum DOJ jobs.
How to Get a Job at the Justice Department
April 26, 2005