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Federal judges are appointed by the Executive, so being appointed again to a different position isn't that weird. It is uncommon for a judge to resign and become a lawyer again, as in general judge is viewed as more prestigious. There isn't much of a conflict of interest in going from judge to attorney general, beyond cases currently in process or ruled on ...


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There is no conflict of interest here. First of all, this is not unique or unusual. There have been several instances of judges resigning to accept cabinet appointments in the United States Moreover, what you identify as a Conflict of Interest is simply not what Conflict of Interest means. To wit: A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a ...


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