Friday, April 03, 2009

Time to fight back

And Then They Came for Koh ...

Harold Koh, the Dean of Yale law School, has been nominated by President Obama as legal adviser to the State Department. And he's being smeared all over the crazy right wing sites for something he didn't say.

Harold Koh is not a radical legal figure. He has served with distinction in both Democratic and Republican administrations (under Presidents Clinton and Reagan), and in that capacity he sued both Democratic and Republican administrations. He was confirmed unanimously 11 years ago, and yet this time around, he is a threat to American sovereignty.

The insanity that is the right wing media in this country has got to be smacked down. Harold Koh is a decent man and an exemplary legal scholar. It's time to fight back against the baseless smears.

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