4 Confirmed (at last) for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

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4 Responses

  1. Danielle Citron says:

    Thanks so much for posting about this, and the total travesty regarding David Medine’s appointment. The U.S. Senate ought to act now to confirm his nomination as Chair–he is a truly stand out privacy and civil liberties expert and I cannot imagine a better person to run the board. Great insights on hiring and thanks for including your testimony. Much appreciated, Danielle

  2. Joe says:

    The length of time it takes to confirm people continues to be problematic.

  3. Marissa says:

    I’m curious, has there been any word as to why President Obama withdrew Patricia Wald’s nomination? Additionally, according to the Senate’s website, her term will end January 29, 2013. As you pointed out, Joe, the painfully drawn-out process of nomination and confirmation is extremely problematic. I see the possibility that come January when Ms. Wald’s term ends, we’ll be down to three members for who knows how long. Three members may be just enough for a quorum, but it further limits the strength the Board deserves (and needs).

  4. Peter Swire says:

    I have heard a bit about the timing of Judge Wald’s appointment. The terms are staggered, so someone had to have the shortest term. Hers was the shortest term.

    Another piece is that no nomination can go into place now that would begin the job after the January 20, 2013 inauguration. The idea is that a current President cannot nominate someone to take office under a subsequent President.

    That’s what I’ve heard — possible that I have some of this inaccurate.