President Barack Obama tapped a sole practitioner to be the U.S. Attorney for Kansas, the White House announced Wednesday.
Barry R. Grissom, who has been in private practice since 1983, handles civil litigation, focusing on employment discrimination. He was a legal adviser to Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) during his first two congressional races. Moore recommended Grissom to Obama for the nomination. Read more about Grissom here.
He would succeed Eric Melgren, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in 2008.
Obama has now made 68 U.S. Attorney nominations, 41 of whom have won Senate confirmation.