President Trump Taps Career Prosecutor Rod J. Rosenstein For #2 Slot At Justice!

“Rod J. Rosenstein (born in 1965) is the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and a former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice on January 13, 2017.”


Mr. Rosenstein appears to be a good choice for Deputy Attorney General.  Traditionally, the Deputy Attorney General has, among many other duties, had primary responsibility for overseeing the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”), which administers the U.S. Immigration Courts.  Hopefully, Mr. Rosenstein’s extensive “hands on” experience in the Article III Federal Courts — he still personally litigates some cases — will lead him to focus some positive attention on the situation of the overwhelmed U.S. Immigration Courts.

Mr. Rosenstein’s full Wikipedia bio is at the above link.