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Paul Rosenzweig on U.S. District Court Judge Sullivan

May 13, 2020

Note: this piece was originally published in The Washington Post, and features a quote from Checks & Balances member Paul Rosenzweig. 

But legal analysts said that Judge Sullivan’s announcement that he would set a schedule for outside parties to present arguments about the government’s move to dismiss the case was highly unusual, as was his move on Wednesday to enlist Judge Gleeson. Together, his actions suggest to some that he disagrees with the Justice Department’s reversal in the Flynn case.

“He’s a stickler,” said Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow and national security analyst at the R Street Institute, a Washington think tank. He added that Judge Sullivan “takes very seriously the obligation of the government to abide by the rules.”

Mr. Rosenzweig said the Justice Department’s move appeared to be “a seemingly colluded and politically motivated decision that both challenges his authority and the integrity of the judicial process and perhaps offends him at a personal level.”

More than 2,300 former prosectors have argued in an open letter that Attorney General William P. Barr has “assaulted the rule of law” and that his “purported justification for doing so does not hold up to scrutiny.”

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