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  Obama U.S. Attorney Nominee David Barlow Is Tea Party Senator's General Counsel
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MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateFriday, August 5, 2011 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresidents routinely choose party loyalists as their U.S. attorneys. But normally, they choose nominees from their own party.

President Barack Obama dismayed fellow Democrats on Tuesday when he announced his pick to be the next U.S. attorney for Utah is David Barlow, currently the general counsel to freshman senator and Tea Party favorite Mike Lee (R-Utah).

It's unclear whether Barlow shares Lee's more extreme legal theories about the limits of federal power. But what is known about Barlow is that he has no significant criminal law experience -- he was a corporate lawyer practicing pharmaceutical defense, toxic tort and product liability law before starting to work for Lee in January -- and he's a registered Republican who contributed $300 to Obama's opponent, Sen. John McCain, in 2008.
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