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Emmet Sullivan District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A group of two-dozen former federal judges on Friday defended Judge Emmet Sullivan’s refusal to immediately approve the Justice Department’s bid to drop the prosecution of Michael Flynn, stepping into a politically fraught case that has raised fresh questions about the extent of the judiciary’s authority over criminal prosecutions.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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