Bench Memos

Koh Confirmed

By a vote of 62 to 35, the Senate has just confirmed the nomination of Harold Koh to be State Department legal adviser.

I very much hope that I turn out to be wrong about how much damage Koh will be able to inflict.

Update:  I’m reliably informed that five Republicans voted for Koh:  Collins, Lugar, Martinez, Snowe, and Voinovich.  (The roll-call vote should be available here shortly.)

[Cross-posted on The Corner]