U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist to Be Justice Department

This is just sickening. Mark Gitenstein, a lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to be nominated to head the Justice Department.

The leading candidate to head the Justice Department office that oversees legal policy and judicial nominations recently has been a lobbyist for several business clients, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and would require a waiver from the Obama administration's recently imposed ethics rules

David Sirota has a piece up on Open Left.

As the New York Times recently noted, an increasing number of cases that the judicial system deals with are focused on business. That's why the Chamber of Commerce spends ungodly sums of corporate cash trying to make sure that the judicial system is owned and operated by Big Business - and that's why this piece of news is incredibly troubling

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