Posts Tagged ‘Susan W. Brooks’
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead (R) was sworn in on Monday as Wyoming’s 32nd governor.

Mead served as the state’s U.S. Attorney from from 2001 to 2007. He already has named several of his former colleagues from the office to his administration.

At the swearing-in ceremony and at the inaugural ball that night were several former U.S. Attorneys, according to former Colorado U.S. Attorney Troy Eid, who attend the events.

Among those in attendance were Bill Mercer of Montana, Johnny Sutton of the Western District of Texas, John Ratcliffe of the Eastern District of Texas, Tom Moss of Idaho and Susan Brooks of the Southern District of Indiana, according to Eid.

This story has been corrected from an earlier version.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

A candidate for Southern District of Indiana U.S. Attorney has withdrawn her name from consideration, the Indianapolis Times blog reported last night.

Linda Pence (Taft Stettinius & Hollister)

Linda Pence (Taft Stettinius & Hollister)

Linda Pence, the Democratic nominee for Indiana attorney general in 2008, told the blog that she made her decision after months of deliberation. She was considered to be a frontrunner for the post, according to The Indianapolis Star.

“This was a difficult decision, but I have to say that I’m grateful and honored to have been considered for the job as U.S. Attorney,” Pence, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, told the blog. “I’ve put my life on hold for the past two years — first to run for [Indiana] attorney general and then for this — and I finally decided that I just needed to move on. It’s time to get back to work.”

It is unclear who else is being considered for Southern District U.S. Attorney. Indiana’s senators haven’t announced any of their recommendations for the post.

The Southern District hasn’t had a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney since Susan W. Brooks resigned in October 2007. Interim U.S. Attorney Timothy Morrison has led the office since her departure. Morrison has recently come under fire in the blogosphere for subpoenaing Philadelphia-based news Web site for its visitor information.