President Barack Obama is tapping another RIAA attorney into the Justice Department. Monday's naming of Ian Gershengorn, to become the department's deputy assistant attorney of the Civil Division, comes more than a week after nearly two dozen public interest groups, trade pacts and library coalitions urged the new president to quit filling his administration with lawyers plucked from the Recording Industry Association of America. The move brings to five the number of RIAA lawyers Obama has appointed to the Justice Department.Obama Taps Fifth RIAA Lawyer to Justice Department (blog.wired.com/27bstroke6 via @seanbonner)
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