Specter May Chair Crime and Drugs Subcommittee
Update: Not so fast. Sen. Patrick Leahy is objecting.
The Democrats today handed Sen. Arlen Specter the chairmanship of the judicairy Committee's Crime and Drugs subcommittee.
The Crime and Drugs panel is Judiciary's busiest subcommittee, responsible for oversight of the Justice Department, federal prosecutors, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and drug control policy.
Dick Durbin, who currently holds the position, with switch to being Chair of the Human Rights subcommittee. To accomplish the deal, the Dems restored the human rights subcommittee, which was dissolved in January.
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