May 21, 2009
President Obama recently started to undertake the arduous task of nominating attorneys to the U.S. Attorney positions. Mr. Obama has moved forward with 6 nominations. He has 93 to go.
Do not expect a smooth nominating process: With recent U.S. Attorney firings during the Bush Administration and calls to appoint a neutral commission to evaluate nominations to provide a fair and neutral perspective on the nominees, Mr. Obama will face some challenges, particularly from Republican representatives who may view his appointments as political rather than based on their record on enforcing the law.
To read the full article on some of the potential obstacles Mr. Obama may face, click here.