Sarah Cleveland is an excellent choice to be legal adviser. She should be confirmed quickly.
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Alumnae of the State Department Legal Adviser’s Office (known as “L”) are now ruling the legal world, or at least important parts of it.
On Friday evening, the President nominated Jennifer Newstead to be the next Legal Adviser of the State Department.
Senate Democrats have called for the rapid confirmation of several stalled Presidential nominees to important national security positions in light of the Paris attacks and the potential terrorist threat to the United States. Although this may strike Republicans as political opportunism, the Democrats are right. The Senate has been holding up several highly qualified and personally non-controversial nominees to critical national security jobs where they are needed.