Panel To Consider Two U.S. Attorney Nominees
By Andrew Ramonas | June 3, 2022 1:17 pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on two more of President Barack Obama’s U.S. Attorney nominees at its meeting next Thursday.

They are:

- Thomas Delahanty II (Maine): The Maine Superior Court justice would replace Paula Silsby, who has led the Portland, Maine-based U.S. Attorney’s office since 2001. Delahanty previously served as U.S. attorney from 1980 to 1981. Read more about him here.

- Wendy J. Olson (Idaho): The Senior Litigation Counsel has worked in the Boise, Idaho-based U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1997. Olson previously served 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. She would succeed Thomas Moss, who has served as Idaho U.S. Attorney since 2001. Read more about her here.

The committee has yet to schedule votes for another 18 would-be U.S. Attorneys. The panel has approved 51 of Obama’s U.S. Attorney nominees, all of whom have won Senate confirmation.


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