Many of the coordinators of the Agency Review Teams and the Working group members have already been reviewed by Daily KOS-er “joehoevah,” here. This is not my usual referral, and he doesn’t look for the connection to Podesta, but I couldn’t demonstrate the left-leaning nature of this team nearly as well. (Let me know if the page disappears, I’ve archived the information.)
I use the political terms because of the need for balance in the appointments to medical, scientific and bioethics jobs and advisory committees. When all of the OTT have worked for “progressives” and such pro-abortion men as Daschle, Gebhardt, Waxman, and/or are credited with claiming that Senator McCain cannot send an e-mail (Pfeiffer), their politics are more than relevant.
There are several famous (on Google) Lisa Browns, including a State Senator from Washington and an actress. This one is a former Clinton Staffer who’s spent the last few years at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, teaching lawyers and law students to oppose “an activist conservative legal movement [which] has gained influence – eroding these enduring values and presenting the law as a series of sterile abstractions. This new orthodoxy, which threatens to dominate our courts and our laws, does a grave injustice to the American vision.”
Here’s Lisa Brown on a youtube video, introducing a briefing by the American Constitution Society on the 2nd Amendment.
And from the 2nd page of my “progressive” Google search:
“The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is composed of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, activists and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.
“This conference provides an extraordinary opportunity to engage and energize members of the moderate and progressive legal community as we begin a concerted effort to reclaim the Constitution and ensure that our laws and public policy reflect our nation’s founding values,” said ACS Executive Director Lisa Brown.”