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Senate Committee Gives Joyce Vance Thumbs Up for Ala. U.S. Atty. Post

It’s a start, but the administration has a long way to go in filling all the U.S. Attorney spots. Unfortunately, there have been so many distractions since President Obama took office.alabama

MARY ORNDORFF
Birmingham News Washington correspondent
WASHINGTON – Joyce Vance had solid bipartisan support to become the top federal prosecutor in the northern district of Alabama as her nomination sailed through a Senate committee Thursday. The action sets the stage for her to become one of the first new U.S. attorneys to take office under President Barack Obama.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Vance and two nominees from Vermont and New York without debate. The full U.S. Senate could make it final next week.

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Congressman’s Panel Recommends 3 Women To Fill 3 U.S. Atty. Posts in Alabama

By Allan Lengel
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WASHINGTON –– A judicial advisory committee formed by Rep Artur Davis (D-Ala.) has recommended as its first choice three women for the three U.S. Attorney posts in Alabama.
For the Northern District, the committee’s first choice was Joyce Vance, 48, the chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Appellate Section, according to a press release issued by Davis’ office over the weekend. The second choice was Jim Sturdivant, an attorney with Sirote & Permutt and a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern Alabama office. The recommendations will be submitted to the presidential transition team.
The first choice for the Middle District office in Alabama was Michel Nicrosi, a former assistant U.S. Attorney. The second choice was Joseph Van Heest, a former federal public defender who is in private practice.
In the Southern District office, the first choice was Vicki Davis, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Alabama (not related to the Congressman). The Press-Register reported Sunday that Davis, if appointed, would become the first black U.S. Attorney in Alabama. The second choice for that spot was Patrick Sims, an attorney with Cabaniss, Johnston, Garnder, Dumas & O’Neal and a former U.S. magistrate judge.
Rep. Davis’ office said it expected that President Obama would replace all three of the current U.S. Attorneys.