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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:46 AM

97.6 Percent Of Trump's U.S. Attorney Nominees Are Men

97.6 Percent Of Trump’s U.S. Attorney Nominees Are Men

"It's a slap in the face."


Sep 12, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Donald Trump has a lot of vacancies to fill. And after abruptly forcing out 46 Obama-era U.S. Attorneys earlier this year, those were nice chunk of positions to be filled. The good news — for those that are concerned about said vacancies — is that 42 of the positions have nominees. That’s a faster pace than Barack Obama, due to the mass firing of U.S. Attorneys (Obama gradually replaced the Bush-era holdovers).

The bad news is that only one of the 42 nominees is a woman. Compared with Obama, who had woman nominees for 12 of the first 42 U.S. Attorney openings, it reads as particularly dismaying. And as Zoe Tillman of Buzzfeed News notes, people are pissed:

“It’s a slap in the face,” said Joyce Vance, a former US attorney in Alabama who was one of Obama’s early nominees in 2009, of Trump’s decision to nominate predominantly men. “It’s a statement that this is not a priority.”

… And in utterly unsurprising news, the American Constitution Society also found that Trump’s nominees are less diverse than Obama’s.

Kathryn Rubino is an editor at Above the Law. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. Who is surprised by this?

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