The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on two U.S. Attorney nominees at a Sept. 17 meeting, the panel announced today.
-Jenny Durkan (Western District of Washington): The Seattle lawyer was nominated June 4. She would replace Jeffrey C. Sullivan, who has been the interim U.S. Attorney since John McKay was forced out in the 2006 U.S. Attorney purge. Read more about the nominee here.
-Paul Fishman (New Jersey): The New York lawyer was nominated June 4. He would replace Ralph Marra, who became acting U.S. Attorney after Chris Christie resigned in December 2008 to run for New Jersey governor. Read more about Fishman here.
After the committee votes on Durkan and Fishman, it will still have to consider five more U.S. Attorney nominees. The panel has not announced when it will consider the five U.S. Attorney nominees.