A handful of front-runners have emerged as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Although U.S. attorneys typically make way for new nominees during a presidential administration change, U.S. Attorney David Anderson remains in the post. The Biden administration had reportedly asked all of President Donald Trump’s political appointees to hand in their resignation by Jan. 20 but excluded U.S. attorneys from that directive. Anderson is not expected to oppose any eventual call by the Biden administration for his resignation.

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