It’s surely mixed news. On the one hard, the DOJ Access Initiative, which has done so much to broaden the sense of possibility for access in Washington, loses a highly effective, well liked, and well connected leader. On the other hand, access to justice gets a good and very well informed friend at a very high level in the White House. He will be Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning, which, as I read it, puts him only two (metaphorical) steps from the President.
Lets hope for a speedy appointment of a worthy successor to Childress and Larry Tribe.