Boston US Atty Pick Gets Hearing As GOP Prepares For Fight

By Brian Dowling (September 27, 2021, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Senate panel has set a Thursday hearing to weigh Rachael Rollins' nomination for U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, setting the stage for a rancorous debate over her record on criminal justice reform one week after a Republican opponent delayed a vote.

The current Suffolk County District Attorney, Rollins was picked by President Joe Biden to succeed former Boston U.S. Attorney and Trump appointee Andrew Lelling, who is now at Jones Day.

Rollins' day on the hot seat at the Senate Judiciary Committee had been scheduled for last week, alongside a handful of other Biden picks, but Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas tapped the brakes on the...

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