A squad of lawyers is waiting for President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush to finalize the rules for information-sharing and access during the first Justice Department transition in the post-9/11 world. Obama's first task: selecting the next attorney general. The most-discussed candidate for the top spot is still Covington & Burling's Eric Holder Jr., one of Obama's top campaign advisers. Others possibly in the running include two governors, a Harvard law professor and a D.C. Circuit judge.
Obama Lawyers Ready Their Plan for DOJ
November 10, 2008