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Senate Confirms Six More U.S. Attorneys Including One Fired in 2006

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — Slowly but surely, U.S. Attorneys are being confirmed.

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed six more including Daniel Bogden, the Nevada U.S. Attorney who was fired in 2006 during the controversial purge of U.S. Attorneys who didn’t fall in line with the Bush administration’s mindset.

Other U.S. Attorneys confirmed included Steven Dettelbach for Northern Ohio; Carter Stewart for Southern Ohio; Peter Neronha for Rhode Island; Dennis Burke for Arizona, a former senior adviser for Homeland Security chief Secretary Janet Napolitano; and Neil MacBride for Northern Virginia.

Sen. Judiciary Committee Oks 4 U.S. Attorneys

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Daniel Bogden/utlaw-edu

Daniel Bogden/utlaw-edu

WASHINGTON — Four U.S. Attorney nominees moved one giant step closer Thursday to final confirmation by the Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted the nominees out of committee by a voice vote.

The U.S. Attorney nominees included: Peter F. Neronha of Rhode Island; Daniel G. Bogden of Nevada, who had been fired while serving under the Bush administration; Dennis K. Burke of Arizona and Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia.

The committee is expected to vote  Sept. 17 on nominees Paul Fishman of New Jersey and Jenny Durkan of  Washington state.

Sen. Reid Recommends President Re-Appoint Fired U.S. Atty. Daniel Bogden in Nevada

Daniel Bogden/utlaw.edu photo

Daniel Bogden/ utlaw photo

Now when you talk about the Justice Department, here’s a little justice.  Daniel Bogden was one of the 9 U.S. Attorneys fired during the Bush regime. Now Sen. Reid wants to right a wrong and have him return. It’s a nice gesture to help patch up an ugly chapter in the Justice Department.

By Lisa Mascaro
Las Vegas Sun
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has recommended that the White House reappoint the former U.S. Attorney in Nevada who had been among nine prosecutors fired by the Bush administration in an unusual purge more than two years ago.

Daniel Bogden had been a career prosecutor with the Department of Justice before being ousted in the unprecedented firings in 2006. He is being vetted now for his old job, Reid’s office said.

Reid, in an interview this afternoon, said he put Bogden’s name forward after consulting with federal judges and those familiar with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada.

“I didn’t just do this on a whim,” Reid said in his office with Nevada press. “I just think it’s so unfair what happened to him.”

Bogden and the other attorneys were dismissed in 2006 leading to widespread investigations of politicization within the Justice department. President George W. Bush’s Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, stepped down in 2007.

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