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December 3, 2009

Deputy AG David Ogden announces resignation

Though I am not sure this is huge news or a huge surprise, criminal justice fans should take note of the fact that, as reported here at The BLT, the "U.S. Justice Department announced this morning that its No. 2 official, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, is leaving in February after 11 months on the job."  (The official DOJ release is available here.)

Traditionally, the person serving as Deputy AG has chief responsibility for federal criminal justice matters, though AG Holder's previous criminal justice experience entailed a somewhat modified role for Ogden.  It will be interesting to see if Ogden's replacement is someone with a criminal or civil law background, especially since we are still awaiting any official word concerning the sentencing self-study that has been going on within DOJ for nearly a year now.

December 3, 2009 at 03:32 PM | Permalink

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