As Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) observed — due to regulations enacted in the United States since the 1970s — a toaster with a one in five chance of burning down a house could hardly be sold on the market by the 2000s. Yet one in five mortgages had a chance of causing a family to lose a home.
Administrations of both parties have traditionally kept the Department of Justice at arm’s length, allowing investigations and prosecutions to run their course without political interference.
“All of us know, at the end of the day…it is the rule of law that stands between us and the exercise of arbitrary power in the United States of America,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)(L’90) to the lawyers gathered for Georgetown Law’s Washington…