Senator Jon Kyl is skeptical of Attorney General Eric Holder’s claim that forgetfulness explains his failure to inform the Senate of his role in a brief supporting the position of terrorist Jose Padilla. Kyl asks: “Are we expected to believe that then-nominee Holder, with only a handful of Supreme Court briefs to his name, forgot about his role in one of this country’s most publicized terrorism cases?”
It’s not an easy thing to believe. I still remember the handful of Supreme Court matters I worked on, peripherally, as a government lawyer in the 1970s.
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