Edwards Prosecutor Quits, Alston & Bird Atty Up For Role

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The stalled nomination of Alston & Bird LLP partner Thomas G. Walker to become a U.S. attorney in North Carolina got a jump-start Friday after George E.B. Holding, who indicted former presidential hopeful John Edwards early this month, said he would resign.

After Holding announced that he would leave his post as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina effective July 8, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said he would support Walker's nomination to the post. Burr had not previously indicated whether he would support...
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