Appointments and Interest Groups

31 May 13 – Civil liberties groups criticize Comey, but colleagues praise him

The appointment of a new FBI director is opening up a lot of old G. W. Bush-era wounds regarding civil liberties. This article is useful in showing the pressure that groups such as the ACLU can bring to bear on the appointments process. Useful also, therefore, for questions about why interest groups traget the Senate – they have to approve the appointments.