The list of candidates for Barack Obama’s Department of Justice picks get shorter every day.
Rumor says that David Odgen of DC’s Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr is a likely pick for deputy attorney general. Odgen was chief of staff to then-Attorney General Janet Reno.
Elena Kagan’s name is being bandied around as a Supreme Court pick. She is dean of Harvard Law.
Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has announced he will delay the confirmation hearings for Attorney General-designate Eric Holder Jr. for a week, to January 15th. The date was pushed back to placate Republicans, who said they needed more time to pick through Holder’s record.
Via Legal Times.