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Five Top Federal Prosecutors Confirmed by U.S. Senate

Dec. 7, 2021, 11:40 PM

The Senate voted to confirm five top federal prosecutors in Democratic-leaning states on Tuesday, offsetting what’s been a slow process filling vacancies atop U.S. attorneys’ offices this year.

The upper chamber confirmed by voice vote Philip Sellinger in New Jersey, Gregory Harris in Illinois’s Central District, Nikolas Kerest in Vermont, Zachary Cunha in Rhode Island, and Clare Connors in Hawaii.

Prior to their confirmation, the Biden administration’s Justice Department only had 25 U.S. attorneys confirmed by the Senate out of 93 district office slots, with the bulk of the vacancies still awaiting White House nominations.

Of the five, Sellinger, a ...

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