With No Trump Pick For SDNY Atty, Judges May Step In

Geoffrey Berman's interim appointment as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York is set to expire in a matter of weeks, shouldering Manhattan federal judges with the responsibility of appointing Berman until a formal nomination is made by the White House and confirmed by the Senate, finding someone else or even opting out entirely.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made 17 interim U.S. attorney appointments in January. Of the group, two have been formally nominated by the president, pending a confirmation vote by the Senate....

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