Fifteen months after her name surfaced as the nominee for a top U.S. Justice Department post, Dawn Johnsen pulled out of the job Friday amid staunch Republican opposition.

Johnsen would have led the Office of Legal Counsel, advising the executive branch on thorny questions of how to interpret the law and the Constitution. In a statement, she said she had hoped to restore the office to “its best nonpartisan traditions” — a goal that fell apart when senators objected to her writings about abortion rights and national security.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]