Orrin Hatch, Politics, Screw-Ups, Senate Judiciary Committee

Nostra Culpa: Hatch Is Staying On Judiciary

Orrin Hatch Orrin G Hatch Orrin Grant Hatch Above the Law.jpgWe were wrong in predicting that Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) would be stepping down from the Judiciary Committee. (And we were not alone in making this mistake.)
Earlier this week, we had heard rumors that various deals had unraveled — Senate committee assignments are a complex, delicate ecosystem — and that Hatch might actually be sticking around Judiciary. Now that news is official.
The other members of the committee: Specter (ranking member), Grassley, Kyl, Sessions, Graham, Cornyn, Brownback, and Coburn. It’s the same line-up as in the 109th Congress, except without Mike DeWine (who lost his reelection bid).
We’ll miss Senator DeWine. But he has earned a place in history, as the erstwhile employer of Jessica Cutler, aka Washingtonienne.
McConnell Announces Republican Committee Assignments [Senator Mitch McConnell via How Appealing]
Earmaking Kansas [American Spectator]
Assessing Roberts’ re-election prospects [Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, KS]
Earlier: Senator Hatch Is Leaving Judiciary

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