President-elect Barack Obama began stocking the new Justice Department Monday, announcing key nominations, including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's David Ogden to the post of deputy attorney general, the department's No. 2 spot. Ogden's nomination had been seen as preordained by insiders, but bigger surprises came in Obama's selection of Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan as solicitor general and Dawn Johnsen, an Indiana University School of Law professor, to head the Office of Legal Counsel.
Obama Names Choices for Key DOJ Posts
January 6, 2009