Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard is a political reporter at Grist, and a former Prospect writing fellow.

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A FEW GOOD...

A FEW GOOD MEN. Speaking in a public forum held today at the Seattle University, three of the eight ousted U.S. attorneys said they believe charges against senior Justice Department officials may result from the their firings and indicated that a special prosecutor will be needed to sort out exactly what went down. John McKay , the former U.S. attorney for western Washington and now a professor of law at the university, hosted the forum along with fellow fired attorneys David Iglesias and Paul Charlton . The event was titled "U.S. Attorneys: Roles and Responsibilities," and focused on both the legal and political context of the firings and the long-term effects of the scandal. The three former U.S. attorneys said they believe that the call for their dismissal came directly from the White House. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to say that," Iglesias told the crowd of mostly law students and press. But they said they think the firings were a matter of partisan loyalty and not part...

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