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Monday, 12 April 2010 09:12

After Obama lets her slowly twist in the wind for 15 months, Dawn Johnson gets the message. 

Dawn Johnsen, Key Obama Justice Nominee, Withdraws Her Nomination

Johnsen had the support of Sen Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) but was regarded skeptically by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) -- primarily for her positions on torture and the investigation of previous administration actions. A filibuster, in the end, was likely sustainable. Faced with this calculus, the White House chose not to appoint Johnsen during Senate recess, which would have circumvented a likely filibuster but would have kept her in the position for less than two years.