FEC struggles to appoint top lawyer

by - June 19, 2014

The Federal Election Commission soon marks a dubious anniversary: one year with nobody directing its legal department. That's no trifle for an agency tasked with regulating and enforcing the nation's campaign laws. But for the FEC's most recent general counsel, Tony Herman, who officially resigned from the agency July 5 to re-enter private practice after a turbulent two-year tenure, the leadership vacuum is predictable. "In view of what I have described as a lingering ideological chasm at the commission, I’m not at all surprised that the position remains vacant," said Herman, senior counsel at law firm Covington & Burling LLP.

Source: FEC struggles to appoint top lawyer | Center for Public Integrity

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