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Senate Judiciary Panel To Consider More DOJ Nominees
Posted By Andrew Ramonas On December 1, 2009 @ 1:27 pm In News | Comments Disabled
The Senate Judiciary Committee this week is tentatively slated to vote on the nominations of two Justice Department directors and two U.S. Attorneys, according to the panel’s Web site . The nominees are among a long list of bills and nominations on the panel’s Thursday business meeting agenda.
– Susan Carbon, who is nominated to be director of the Office on Violence Against Women. The supervisory judge of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division was nominated Oct. 5. She would succeed Cindy Dyer, who resigned in January. Read more about Carbon here .
– John H. Laub, who would be director of the National Institute of Justice. The University of Maryland professor was tapped Oct. 5. He would succeed David Hagy, who stepped down in January. Read more about the nominee here .
– Mary Elizabeth Phillips, nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Phillips, who was nominated Sept. 30, would succeed John Wood, who resigned in February. Read more about Phillips here .
– Sanford Coats, who would be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Coats also was tapped on Sept. 30. He would succeed John Richter, who stepped down in August. Read more about the nominee here .
Eight other would-be U.S. Attorneys are pending before the committee, including four nominees that President Barack Obama tapped  yesterday.
The committee may also resume its work on legislation  that would shield journalists from being required to divulge their sources in many cases. The panel last took action on that bill at its Nov. 19 session.
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