In this special emergency weekend episode (our first) Matt Kelly and Tom Fox take a deep dive into the attempt by AG William Barr to fire the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, late on the evening of June 19. We consider its legality, what it means for both the SDNY, SEC and white-collar law enforcement going forward.
See Matt Kelly blog post on Radical Compliance, Turmoil for SEC, SDNY Leadership
Barr tries to fire US Attorney for SDNY. (NYT)
Jay Clayton nominated as new Attorney for SDNY. (CoinDesk)
Berman says will not step down. (WaPo)
Barr does not have authority to fire Berman under Court order appointing him. (Law and Crime)