Letten’s Status Clarifying; Wheels To Turn On Nominee Holds

The Times-Picayune is reporting today that Attorney General Eric Holder has assured Sen. David Vitter that U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jim Letten will be sticking around and a formal announcement will be made soon – a development which will trigger a release of holds on “blue slips” Vitter has been practicing for Obama administration nominees Stephanie Finley (U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana), Genevieve May (U.S. Marshall, New Orleans) and Brian Jackson (U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Louisiana).

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