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Sessions "Deeply Concerned" Holder Didn't Disclose Padilla Brief

11:10 AM, Mar 11, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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In response to the news that AG Eric Holder failed to disclose a brief he signed in support of detainee Jose Padilla, Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, released this statement:

“I am deeply concerned by Attorney General Holder’s failure to disclose to the Judiciary Committee his third-party brief in support of Jose Padilla’s Supreme Court case.  Not only was the Attorney General required to provide the brief as part of his confirmation but the opinions expressed in it go to the heart of his responsibilities in matters of national security.  This is an extremely serious matter and the Attorney general will have to address it."

Department of Justice spokesman Matt Miller, formerly a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said yesterday: "In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed."

Read Andy McCarthy's terrific response here.

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