Thursday, April 13, 2017

The River Flows....


I see how former deputy AG to Bondi, Carlos G. Muniz -- now a partner ensconced comfortably at McguireWoods -- is in the flow:
As a top aide to Florida’s attorney general, Carlos G. Muniz helped defend the office’s decision to sit out legal action against Trump University. Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department.
President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider the nomination of the Republican lawyer.
Emails reviewed by The Associated Press show that in 2013 Muniz, who served as Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s chief of staff for three years, was included in discussions about student complaints alleging fraud with Trump’s namesake real-estate seminars.
His high-profile defense of FSU in the Winston case has also raised concerns regarding civil rights enforcement:
Mr. Muñiz would advise on a broad range of policies that fall under the purview of the Office for Civil Rights, including sexual harassment and violence complaints, the mistreatment of students with special needs, school discipline disparities, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity and gender. The Obama administration issued nearly three dozen policy guidance documents.The Florida State case was a flash point for mishandlings and cover-ups.
 The river flows, to the sea....

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