Panel Adds Third U.S. Attorney Nominee To Agenda
By Andrew Ramonas | June 23, 2022 1:05 pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider another one of President Barack Obama’s nominees at its meeting Thursday.

Tim Purdon (Vogel Law Firm)

The panel is slated to vote on North Dakota U.S. Attorney nominee Tim Purdon, a partner at the Vogel Law Firm in Bismarck, N.D. President Barack Obama nominated him on Feb. 4 to succeed Drew Wrigley, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in Sept. 2009. Obama has been criticized for tapping Purdon, who was on the executive committee of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party and has no prosecutorial experience.

Read more about Purdon here.

The committee is also scheduled to consider Southern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney nominee Stephen R. Wigginton and Western District of Tennessee U.S. Attorney nominee Edward L. Stanton III at its meeting Thursday.

The panel has yet to schedule votes for another 12 would-be U.S. Attorneys. The committee has approved 57 of Obama’s U.S. Attorney nominees, all of whom have won Senate confirmation. There are 93 U.S. Attorney posts.


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