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Karen Loeffler Sworn in as Alaska’s First Female U.S. Attorney

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Karen Loeffler officially became Alaska’s first female U.S. Attorney on Friday.

Loeffler was sworn in at a ceremony in the U.S. District Courthouse in Anchorage, KTUU-tv reported.

Former U.S. Attorney Robert Bundy administered the oath to Loeffler and described her as a brilliant attorney and state shooter, the tv station reported.

“Being the U.S. attorney is a big deal,” Loeffler said, according to the station. “It’s a very important office. There’s a lot of challenges that we have now. We have very good state and local partners, and we’re working very hard on addressing issues and hearing from people what the issues are.”

Senate Confirms South Dakota and Alaska U.S. Attorneys

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed the U.S. Attorneys for Alaska and South Dakota.

Brendan Johnson, the son of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) was confirmed for South Dakota post, and Karen Loeffler for Alaska.

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Pres. Obama Nominates 6 U.S. Attys. Including Son of Sen. And 1st Woman U.S. Atty. in Hawaii

Ohio nominee Steven Dettelbach
Ohio nominee Steven Dettelbach

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Friday announced nominees for six U.S. Attorney posts. The nominees included the first woman U.S. Attorney in Hawaii and the son of a state senator in South Dakota.

In Hawaii, the president nominated Florence T. Nakakuni, 57, an assistant U.S. Attorney in Hawaii for the past 24 years, according to the White House. She currently heads the Drug and Organized Crime Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In South Dakata, Brendan Johnson, 34, the son of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) was nominated. The Associated Press reported Friday night that the senator, who has served since 1997, said he did not take part in the nomination process. Brendan Johnson is a partner in the law firm of John, Heidepriem, Abdallah and Johnson in Sioux Falls, S.D.

“My father said,” Don’t consult me. Don’t update me. I’m not going to be involved in the process,” AP quoted the son as saying back in January.

The AP quoted the Senator who issued a statement saying” “While I stepped back from his nomination process so it would remain unbiased as a father and a lawyer. I’m very proud of Brendan.”

Other nominees, according to a White House Press release include:
Arizona: Dennis Burke, 46, a senior advisor to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano.

Northern District of Ohio: Steven Dettelbach, 43, a partner with Baker & Hostettler in Cleveland .

Alaska: Karen Loeffler, 52, an Assistant United States Attorney for Alaska for 20 years and current the interim U.S. Attorney.

Southern District of Ohio: Carter M. Stewart, 40, a lawyer at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio.

Read More Details in White House Press Release

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