Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Salter will head a new appellate division in the South Dakota U.S. Attorney’s office.
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced the appellate division on Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s office in South Dakota had previously lacked an appellate division.
“The importance of that division and that role has grown,” Johnson told the Argus Leader newspaper. “The cases we send to the 8th Circuit not only affect us but affect every district.”
The St. Louis-based 8th Circuit Court of Appeals also hears cases from North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Arkansas.
Salter is a 1990 graduate of South Dakota State University and a 1993 graduate of the University of South Dakota Law School, the Argus Leader reporter. He is based in Sioux Falls and has been with the U.S. Attorney’s office for five years.