Bush nominates 5 to top DOJ posts Jaime Jansen at 9:38 AM ET
[JURIST] US President George W. Bush Thursday announced five nominations [WH press release] for top posts in the US Department of Justice (DOJ), including a federal judge sitting in Chicago for the number two spot. Bush's nominations include:
Acting Associate General Attorney Gregory G. Katsas [official profile] for assistant attorney general of the civil division;
Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division Grace Chung Becker [ICAS profile] for assistant attorney general of the civil rights division; and
private attorney Nathan Hochman [firm profile] for assistant attorney general of the tax division.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Thursday declined to set a time table for Senate confirmation of the nominations, saying that he wants to ensure the nominees "are committed to restoring the independence and mission of the Justice Department."
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