The Making of Two Anti-Reg Bulldogs
Mike Carvin, 53 Law School: George Washington University
Conservative cred: Worked as an attorney in Justice Dept.'s Civil Rights Division during the Reagan Administration. Capped off Reagan years as a high-ranking attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel (1982-88).
His role in the 2000 recount: Argued Bush's case before the Florida Supreme Court.
Noel Francisco, 40 Law School: University of Chicago Conservative cred: Clerked for conservative Judge J. Michael Luttig, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Followed up with clerkship for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1996-97).
Worked first in White House Counsel's Office in the Bush Administration, then at the Office of Legal Counsel (2001-05).
His role in the 2000 recount: Helped develop a key element of a brief that won Bush unanimous victory in the case's first trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.