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Senate Confirms U.S. Attys for N.C., Ala., Miss, Virgin Islands; Obama Nominates Miss. U.S. Attorney

Thomas Walker

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed  Thomas Walker for U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, N.C., according to WRAL.

Three other U.S. Attorneys were also confirmed, according to the website Main Justice: George Beck for the Middle District of Alabama; Felicia Adams for the Northern District of Mississippi; and Ronald Sharpe for the Virgin Islands.

Walker, who was in private practice, and was  previsously an assistant U.S. Attorney and an  assistant district attorney in Mecklenburg County, N.C., replaces  Bush-appointee George Holding who announced earlier this month that he will step down on July 8.

Holding stayed in office to oversee the criminal investigation into ex-Sen. John Edwards, who was recently indicted for alleged campaign fund irregularities.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday President Obama nominated Gregory Davis for the U.S. Attorney spot in Southern District of Mississippi.

He has been a member of the law firm Davis, Goss & Williams, PLLC since 1989. From 1987 to 1989, he was an associate attorney for the law firm Stamps & Stamps.

President Obama Nominates U.S. Attorneys for Wyoming, Mich., N.C. and Wisc.

Thomas Walker/law firm photo

Thomas Walker/law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The slow process of lining up new U.S. Attorneys continued Monday with the nomination of four new names.

The website Main Justice reported that President Obama nominated: Christopher A. Crofts (Wyoming): James L. Santelle (Eastern District of Wisconsin): Thomas G. Walker (Eastern District of North Carolina): Barbara L. McQuade (Eastern District of Michigan).

The website said a total of 34 U.S. Attorney have been nominated thus far, and 24 of those have been confirmed so far.

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Sen. Hagan Submits 3 Names For N.C. U.S. Atty

U.S. Atty. George Holding
U.S. Atty. George Holding

Interesting that the senator wants the U.S. Attorney Holding to stay in office and handle certain public corruption cases. Good or bad idea?

By WRAL.com
RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Friday submitted three names to President Barack Obama for U.S. attorney in the federal court system’s Eastern District of North Carolina.

But Hagan said she wanted U.S. Attorney George Holding to remain in office to handle political corruption investigations into former Gov. Mike Easley and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.

“During my conversations with the Office of the White House Counsel, there was an interest expressed by the counsel’s office to potentially appoint a separate individual to begin handling other matters not related to these investigations,” Hagan wrote in her letter to Obama.

She recommended Ben David, district attorney for New Hanover and Pender counties; Hampton Dellinger, Easley’s former legal counsel and a partner in the Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson law firm; and Thomas Walker, a partner at the Alston and Bird law firm who concentrates on complex federal and state government investigations and white-collar defense.

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