2,524 days

That is about how long it has been since DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel had a confirmed head.  Jack Goldsmith resigned effective July 30, 2004.   But the Senate has just confirmed Virginia Seitz by voice vote to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office, after a relatively “speedy” confirmation process lasting just under six months.*  It may take a little bit to get her sworn in, but now we see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

Best wishes to Virginia in her new post.  Godspeed!

 

*Yes, I’m kidding.  That isn’t quick, except perhaps by the standards of modern divided Washington.