HAVA Lawyer Moving to FEC?

The Washington Post reported that Hans von Spakovsky, who has been involved with election law in the Justice Department and has been an important part of the institutional memory in the Department related to HAVA, has been nominated to serve on the Federal Election Commission. It will be interesting to see how his moving there will affect the Justice Department’s institutional memory and decision making in 2006, as HAVA litigation moves forward against the states who have failed to meet the law’s requirements.