|the nomination of Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen to head the OLC was endorsed by the Judiciary Committee with every Republican voting against her and Sen. Arlen Spector (R-PA) abstaining. The real reason for their vehement opposition is that Johnsen is committed to overturning the Bush administration 's policies on torture and warrantless surveillance, which would clip the wings of the imperial presidency.
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