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Law Professor Who Made Barron Trump Joke During Ukraine Impeachment Hearing Gets Biden DOJ Gig

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A former Stanford law professor who poked fun at Barron Trump’s name during a 2019 House impeachment hearing now has a job with President Biden’s Department of Justice.

Pamela Karlan, who was co-director of Stanford’s Supreme Court litigation clinic, will now serve as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s civil division. She was an outspoken witness during the House’s 2019 impeachment inquiry against former President Donald Trump, during which she made a reference to Trump’s son, who was just 13 years old at the time.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said, drawing laughter from some in attendance.

Karlan later apologized for the quip.

“I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret h… (Read more)

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