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Louisiana Sen. Landrieu Recommends Ex-Congressman For U.S. Atty Post and New U.S. Marshal

Don Cazayoux

Don Cazayoux

Things are finally starting to move around the country when it comes to appointing new law enforcement officials. The process has been overshadowed by more higher profile issues like the economy, the swine flu and torture issues

By Jonathan Tilove
New Orleans Times-Picayune
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mary Landrieu,D-La., recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama name Brian Jackson as a U.S. District Court judge and former Rep. Don Cazayoux as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, based in Baton Rouge.

She also recommended Kevin Harrison, an assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in New Orleans, as U.S. marshal for the Middle District.

Jackson, a former first assistant U.S. attorney and interim U.S. attorney for the Middle District, had been considered the likeliest alternative as Landrieu’s choice for U.S. attorney in the New Orleans-based Eastern District if she had not decided to recommend that the president retain Republican Jim Letten. Jackson also served as associate deputy U.S. attorney general in 1998 and 1999.

The choice of Cazayoux for U.S. attorney had been talked about since the moment he was defeated last fall for re-election by Republican Bill Cassidy, six months after he had won the seat in a special election.

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