President Barack Obama's announcement of his first wave of nominees for U.S. Attorney positions has touched off a closely guarded process freighted with symbolism and heightened sensitivities in the wake of the Bush administration firings scandal. U.S. Attorney nominations pose a potential hurdle for Obama, as he reconciles the nature of these plum political posts with his pledge of bipartisanship and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s promise to rid the department of partisan meddling.
U.S. Attorney Picks Are Under Way
The National Law Journal
May 20, 2009