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It asked me to write a memo for Loretta Lynch setting out what I believe should be her priorities as she takes the helm at Main Justice. My response is here. I start with questions about what model of leadership she should adopt (Michael Mukasey). I go on to suggest how she should react when the White House starts to push her (push back) and what to do about the fact that by far most of the members of the majority party in the Senate opposed her (reach out to them).
I continue by making suggestions about what direction to take in dealing with drugs, over-criminalization, the decaying sentencing guidelines, assaults on the First Amendment (especially on campus), criminal justice "reform," the culture of grievance and racial preference, the growing chorus against police and prosecutors, calls for mass clemency, and enforcement of the death penalty.
That's for starters. My extremely unsolicited (by Ms. Lynch) advice is set forth after the break.