Those who had hoped Attorney General Merrick Garland would prosecute the January 6 insurrection with gusto have been bitterly disappointed, former fellow Andrew Rice (Uganda, 2002-04) writes for New York Magazine.

“After four years of nearly existential struggle over the Department of Justice, Garland was striking a note of refreshing equanimity,” he writes. “Democrats breathed a decompressing sigh: sanity. It was only later that they realized, to their frustration, that his idea of justice might not deliver the reckoning they desire.”


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Photo: Merrick Garland arrives for his first day as attorney general, greets Monty Wilkinson, who served as acting attorney general, March 11, 2021 (The United States Department of Justice)