My friend, co-blogger,and colleague Justin Levitt will be taking a leave from Loyola (and this blog) to take a position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, with a focus on voting rights cases etc. This is the position recently held by Pam Karlan, who has returned to full time teaching at Stanford (Torts! Who knew?). Justin comes in at a crucial time, with the North Carolina voting case awaiting a decision from the trial court and a likely appeal no matter what happens, and the Texas voting rights case potentially going en banc in the 5th Circuit and/or to the Supreme Court.
He’s a very smart fellow, a quite capable lawyer, and a mensch.
We will miss him at the blog for the duration of his stay at DOJ.