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.