TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 22, 2014

President Barack Obama announced today that he intends to nominate Sally Yates, a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia, to fill the second-highest ranking position at the Justice Department. Yates, 54, has a record of fighting public corruption and has handled several high-profile cases, including the prosecution of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. Though she faces confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Yates will assume the job on an acting basis on Jan. 10, according to Reuters.