Senate Democrats leader balks at possible Olson AG nomination Joshua Pantesco at 12:08 PM ET
[JURIST] US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) [official website] told reporters Wednesday he would lead opposition to the nomination of former US Solicitor General Theodore Olson [firm profile; DOJ profile] to the post of US attorney general. Olson was mentioned as a potential candidate [JURIST report] on a short list floated by the White House earlier this week, but Senate Democrats consider Olson to be overly partisan. Reid threatened to invoke a procedural barrier that would require 60 votes to overcome if necessary to block Olson's confirmation. Reuters has more.
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