Women Attys Group Fires Back After DOJ Nominee's Exit

By Emma Cueto (April 1, 2019, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Women Lawyers came out swinging Monday after President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Department of Justice's third-highest rank came under fire for her connections to the group, saying U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu should not have to withdraw her name.

The group, which withheld comment while the nomination process played out, argued its mission is to advance women in the law and work toward gender equality, therefore Liu should not have faced opposition based on her prior leadership position on the NAWL board.

Liu, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, withdrew her name for consideration...

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