When the country's already waited seven years to have a permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, what's another five hours? That's how long the Senate waited on July 31 for Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who had been ill, to fly in from North Dakota to participate in a vote on the nomination of Minnesota U.S. attorney B. Todd Jones to lead the ATF. Plus more in this week's column.
INADMISSIBLE: After Seven Years, Just a Wee Longer
The National Law Journal
August 5, 2013