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Ex-Fed Prosecutor Sues Iowa U.S. Atty for Age Discrimination

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose/gov photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Iowa U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose, who is under consideration for a federal judgeship, is coming under attack by a former employee.

The Des Moines Register reports that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Martha Fagg, 53, has filed a lawsuit accusing Rose, 39, of age discrimination, harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

The suit, filed last week, alleges that Rose removed or demoted staff and attorneys who were over 40 years old. It also alleged that Rose, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, retaliated when she complained about possible discrimination.

Rose has called the suit baseless.

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Senate Confirms 3 U.S. Attorneys: 2 in Iowa and 1 in Ala.

Nicholas Klinefeldt/law firm photo

Nicholas Klinefeldt/law firm photo

Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — The two U.S. Attorneys from Iowa who were recommended by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) were confirmed by the full Senate on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

The Senate also confirmed Kenyen Brown for the Southern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney post.

For Iowa, the Senate confirmed Stephanie Rose for U.S. Attorney for Northern Iowa and Nick Klinefeldt for U.S. Attorney for Southern Iowa.

Some 11th hours critics raised issues about Rose’s appointment, questioning her aggressiveness in prosecuting immigrant cases as an assistant U.S. Attorney. The New York Times reported on the matter.

And Klinefeldt got some interesting press when it was revealed that he father is  serving a 10-year prison term for drug trafficking. Main Justice reported on that matter.

Last-Minute Objections Being Raised About Iowa U.S. Atty. Nominee Stephanie Rose

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Some last-minute objections have surfaced against Stephanie Rose, who has yet to be confirmed by the Senate for the  U.S. attorney’s post in northern Iowa, the New York Times is reporting.

Some defense attorneys are voicing concern about assistant U.S. Attorney Rose’s  leading role in the prosecution of  hundreds of illegal immigrants busted in May 2008 raid at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, the Times reported.

“But some defense and immigration lawyers have said that felony identity-theft charges against the immigrants were excessively harsh, that immigration lawyers were not given adequate access to their clients, and that improper contact took place between prosecutors and one judge. They contend that possible civil rights and ethical violations by prosecutors should have been investigated,” the Times reported. She has been confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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