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President nominates Hogsett for U.S. Attorney

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The White House has chosen an Indianapolis labor and employment attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

Making a nomination announcement about 7 p.m. Wednesday, President Barack Obama selected Bingham McHale LLP partner Joe Hogsett for the top prosecutor position in the southern part of the state. Indiana’s Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh had recommended Hogsett for the post, and his office in Washington, D.C., confirmed the nomination.

If approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and confirmed by the full Senate, the attorney who’s been practicing since 1981 would take the reigns from interim U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison, who’s held the job since Susan Brooks left in 2007.

Hogsett previously served as secretary of state and was chief of staff to Bayh when he was governor.

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  • Cronyism is alive and well
    The President has nominated a lifetime political hack to the post of U.S. Attorney. Hogsett has always hung around political circles but has been successful in holding political office only one time, despite numerous attempts. If you can't get elected, get appointed.
  • Go, Joe!
    Now there will be a real man in office who will finally put Tim Durham in jail where he belongs for the rest of his life.

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