Michael Luttig resigns
From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. To Boeing, where he’ll be senior vice president and general counsel. The Post has the story here.
Of all the leading candidates for a spot on the Supreme Court, the two now held by Roberts and Alito, Michael Luttig was one of my favourites. That may not be saying much — I didn’t exactly like many in the bunch, some of them right-wing activists and ideologues — but Luttig had a lot going for him. Relatively speaking. I made the case for him here.
Elsewhere, Laura Rozen looks at Luttig’s “thrashing” of the Bush Administration’s handling of the Jose Padilla case here. Zoe Kentucky, in response to Luttig’s likely pay increase and upcoming tuition payments, looks at the outrageous costs of higher education here. Orin Kerr finds it all quite astonishing here.