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Lawrence Tribe to take new Access to Justice post at DOJ

Prominent Harvard law professor Laurence H. Tribe will join the Justice Department to lead an effort focused on increasing legal access for the poor.

Tribe, 68, long viewed as a contender for a Supreme Court nomination in a Democratic administration, will serve as a senior counselor for access to justice.

Read the Washington Post coverage of the move here.

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