Perhaps Barr’s ignorance about the role of the prosecutor helps explain his ineptitude, but that hardly excuses it.
Johnny Dwyer is the author of The Districts: Stories of American Justice from the Federal Courts and American Warlord: A True Story. He has written for ProPublica, Foreign Policy, The Intercept, Rolling Stone, and others, and teaches at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
His appointment is a step in the right direction. It doesn’t ordain an outcome but guarantees a level of integrity to the process.
Taxing the rich at a high rate, say the authors of Elizabeth Warren’s tax plan, is only fair.