Re “In bringing McGregor Scott back as U.S. attorney in California, Trump did something right” (Editorial, Nov. 14): As the former Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California, I was asked by a Justice Department official to describe the ethics of McGregor Scott's office during his tenure and I chose the term “ethically challenged,” particularly in the repeated failures of several assistants to fulfill their constitutional obligation of timely disclosing exculpatory evidence. Neither his immediate predecessors nor his successor suffered the same criticism. Adding McGregor Scott's name to the executive branch roster of an ethically clueless president is most definitely not the right move.
Daniel Broderick, Sacramento
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