The Senate confirmed six U.S. Attorneys this afternoon by unanimous consent.
-Steven Dettelbach (Northern District of Ohio): The partner at the Baker & Hostetler law firm was nominated July 14. Dettelbach will replace Gregory White, who resigned in 2008. Read more about Dettelbach here.
-Carter Stewart (Southern District of Ohio): The associate at the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease law firm was nominated July 14. He will replace Gregory Lockhart, who resigned last month. Read more about the appointee here.
-Peter Neronha (Rhode Island): The Rhode Island Assistant U.S. Attorney was nominated July 31. Neronha will replace Robert Clark Corrente, who resigned June 26. Read more about the appointee here.
-Daniel Bogden (Nevada): The former Nevada U.S. Attorney, who was fired during the 2006 U.S. Attorney purge, was re-nominated July 31. Bogden will replace Gregory Brower, whose resignation is effective Oct. 10. Read more about Bogden here.
-Dennis Burke (Arizona): Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s senior adviser on border security and law enforcement was nominated July 14. Burke will replace Diane Humetewa, who resigned Aug. 2. Read more about the appointee here.
-Neil MacBride (Eastern District of Virginia): The Justice Department Associate Deputy Attorney General was nominated Aug. 6. MacBride will replace Chuck Rosenberg, who resigned in October 2008. Read more about MacBride here.
The Senate has now confirmed all 11 U.S. Attorneys that have been reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On Thursday, the panel is slated to consider U.S. Attorney nominees Jenny Durkan for the Western District of Washington and Paul Fishman for New Jersey. After the committee votes on Durkan and Fishman, it will still have to consider five more U.S. Attorney nominees. The panel has not announced when it will vote on the five nominees.
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President Obama sent the following U.S. Attorney nominations to the Senate today:
Dennis K. Burke, of Arizona, to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years, vice Diane J. Humetewa.
Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for the term of four years, vice Gregory A. White, resigned.
Brendan V. Johnson, of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years, vice Martin J. Jackley.
Karen Louise Loeffler, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska for the term of four years, vice Timothy Mark Burgess, resigned.
Florence T. Nakakuni, of Hawaii, to be United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii for the term of four years, vice Edward Hachiro Kubo, Jr.
Carter M. Stewart, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years, vice Gregory Gordon Lockhart.
You can read our previous report on the six nominees here.
You can see how Obama’s performance in filling up the U.S. Attorney’s Offices stacks up against President Bush’s here.
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