President Barack Obama unveiled two nominees for U.S. Attorneys for Idaho and Maine, the White House announced Wednesday.
- Thomas Edward Delahanty (Maine): The Maine Superior Court Justice has held his current position since 1983. From 1990 to 1995 he served as the court’s Chief Justice. Before becoming a judge Delahanty from 1981 to1983 was a partner at Delahanty & Longley. He was the state’s U.S. attorney from 1980 to 1981.
- Wendy J. Olson (Idaho): The Senior Litigation Counsel in the state’s U.S. Attorney’s office previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1997 to 2006. Olson worked at Justice Department headquarters in the civil rights division as a trial attorney from 1992 to 1996 and deputy director of operations and assistant to the director on the National Church Arson Task Force from 1996 to 1997.
Obama has now made 54 U.S. Attorney nominations. The Senate has confirmed 34 U.S. Attorneys thus far.