Monday, January 18, 2010

Still No U.S. Attorney For Indiana

After nearly a year in office, President Barack Obama has still not nominated candidates to fill the U.S. Attorney's Office vacancy in the Southern Districts of Indiana. The Southern District office has been vacant for more than two years. Today, Sen. Evan Bayh announced three federal judicial appointees, including U.S. Magistrate Jane Magnus-Stinson for a vacant federal district court judge position in the Southern District, Marion Co. Probate Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt has been appointed to fill a vacant federal judge position in the Southern District and former U.S. Attorney Jon DeGuilio has been appointed to a federal judgeship in the Northern District of Indiana. The appointees require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Timothy Morrison has held the U.S. Attorney's position in the Southern District on an interim basis. Historically, Republicans and Democrats alike nominate political hacks to fill this position to ensure that no sensitive public corruption cases are undertaken. Indianapolis and Indiana government have become extremely corrupt as a consequence. Politicians and cronies of all stripes have been able to rape the public with total immunity from prosecution. Rumors of possible Obama appointees have all pointed to another political hack being appointed to the position.

4 comments:

True Conservative said...

According to the Star and Bayh's website Pratt is nominated for the Judge position not magistrate.

Advance Indiana said...

Thanks for the correction.

Erich said...

I always thought prosecutors loved political corruption cases.

The Durham case is surreal, and I would not have believed it unless I saw it unfold.

The FBI raid must have been a glitch, like a scene from the Matrix. A cold hard look at reality. Then, it is gone.

Marycatherine Barton said...

I wish there was somne way to shame the robber class/political class into reforming, because they sure are not going to do it on their own motion.