Thursday, April 20, 2006

Maryland U.S. Attorney said to be considered for Fourth Circuit

The Baltimore Sun reports here that U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein of the District of Maryland, age 41, is under consideration for nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, to fill the seat still vacant since the death of Baltimore's own Judge Francis Murnaghan.

The article says that Senators Sarbanes and Mikulski are opposed to Rosenstein as a candidate for the judgeship. It also says that Rosenstein was a member of the Federal Society at Harvard Law School. The most fun quote comes from pundit Professor Turley, who says: "The Justice Department is not going to put a public defender on that court."

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