Filling US Attorney Jobs With Politics in Mind Harder Now That Folks Are Paying Attention

by Benjamin Domenech on 6:53 am March 13, 2009

One of the better spoils of winning the presidency is the power to appoint nearly 100 top prosecutors across the country. But filling the plum jobs has become a test of competing priorities for President Obama. While he pledged bipartisanship during his campaign, replacing the cadre of mostly conservative U.S. attorneys would signal a new direction.

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