Judge Susan Bolton should appoint an amicus curiae for next month's hearing on whether to vacate Joe Arpaio's conviction for criminal contempt.
Joshua A. Geltzer is Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and a Fellow in New America’s International Security Program. He served from 2015 to 2017 as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council and, before that, as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.
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Is the president's persistent and deliberate failure to identify candidates for executive branch offices not merely a sign of inept governance and deadlocked politics but also, at least in certain cases, a legal failing as well?