The Justice Department's higher ranks are one step closer to being filled. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted out of committee the nominations of Gregory Katsas to head the civil division and Kevin O'Connor, the current U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, to become the next associate attorney general. In a related matter, the committee also agreed to send the nominations of four district judges and a U.S. marshal to the Senate floor.
Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Seven Nominees
March 7, 2008