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Is Cbs Review Panel Conflict-Free?

Professor Bainbridge notes that the special panel appointed by CBS includes Dick Thornburgh, former governor of Pennsylvania and Attorney General to Presidents Reagan and Bush (41). The presence of such a prominent Republican ensures the panel will look critically at CBS’ actions, right? Not necessarily. As Bainbridge notes, Thornburgh was sued by Karl Rove for an unpaid campaign debt of $170,000 — and lost.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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