Professor Joel Johnson Quoted in "Garland Elevates Appellate Unit He Used in Oklahoma Bombing Case" -- Bloomberg Law
Professor Joel S. Johnson is quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Garland Elevates Appellate Unit He Used in Oklahoma Bombing Case." Professor Johnson comments on the expanding role of the Department of Justice Criminal Appellate Section, where Johnson worked as an attorney prior to joining the Pepperdine Caruso Law faculty.
Excerpt from "Garland Elevates Appellate Unit He Used in Oklahoma Bombing Case"
The growth of special projects requiring extra appellate section support has left fewer remaining lawyers available to complete the office’s bread-and-butter caseload before court deadlines.
“It seemed like there was more and more work to do,” said Joel Johnson, who left in June 2022 after a brief stint at the appellate section. “Extrapolating from that, you can imagine that if more attorneys were getting pulled onto the Jan. 6 cases, that only made the ordinary work of the section more burdensome on those who remained, particularly because a significant portion of the section’s workflow is fairly constant and most be done regardless of how many attorneys are available to do it.”
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