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James Lewis Confirmed as U.S. Atty. for Central District of Ill.

illinois-map-with-harvey-illBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

James Lewis got the final nod from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to become U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, the State Journal- Register reported.

The paper reported that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who recommended Lewis for the post, noted that Lewis had a strong background in the law and had served as an assistant U.S. Attorney since 1983.

“I was honored to recommend his name to President Obama and am confident that he will bring a strong work ethic, independence, and depth of knowledge to the position of U.S. attorney,” Durbin said, according to the paper.

Senators Taking Applications to Replace Pitts. U.S. Atty Mary Beth Buchanan

Sen. Dick Durbin/official photo
Sen. Dick Durbin/official photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Things aren’t looking so good for Bush loyalist Mary Beth Buchanan, who has expressed interest in remaining the U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that Pennsylvania Democratic Sens. Bob Casey and Arlen Specter are taking the applications for the Pittsburgh job as well as the one in Philadelphia held by interim U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy.

In Illinois, Sen. Dick Durbin has recommended Springfield assistant U.S. Attorneys Gregory Harris or James Lewis — for the U.S. Attorney post in the state’s central district, according to the State Journal-Register.

In the southern district of Illinois, he recommended retaining U.S. Attorney A. Courtney Cox. Durbin had already recommended that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago stay on, which he is.

Durbin also recommended three names for the U.S. Marshal job in the central district of Illinois, the Illinois paper said. They include: Kenneth Bohac, a deputy U.S. Marshal in Kentucky; Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer and Robert Moore, a former U.S. Marshal.