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Marceca’s Legal Fees

It’s become a standard liberal complaint that the Special Panel that oversees the Office of Independent Counsel routinely grants reimbursement of legal fees to Republicans, but not to Democrats. Nonetheless, as I noted here, the panel turned down Richard Scaife’s application for legal fees — showing that the panel isn’t partisan, just frugal. Today, the Special Panel confounded liberal expecatations again, awarding former Clinton White House staffer Anthony Marceca over $80,000 in legal fees — a substantial award given the panel’s general reluctance to disburse taxpayer dollars.

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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