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Biden nominates Mueller deputy Elizabeth Prelogar for US solicitor normal

President Biden nominated Elizabeth Prelogar to be the subsequent U.S. solicitor normal on the Division of Justice, the White Home introduced Wednesday morning.

Prelogar has been serving because the appearing solicitor since January and can proceed because the everlasting solicitor if confirmed by the Senate.

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The Idaho-born lawyer was concerned in then-Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, serving as assistant particular counsel.

Prelogar, whose position as solicitor normal will embrace arguing instances earlier than the Supreme Courtroom, has in depth judicial expertise, having clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Previous to that, the Harvard Regulation graduate clerked for present Lawyer Common Merrick Garland when he was a D.C. Circuit Courtroom decide. She has additionally taught Supreme Courtroom and appellate advocacy at Harvard Regulation.

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Prelogar additionally has personal apply expertise, serving as a accomplice on the regulation agency Cooley and an affiliate at Hogan Lovells. She has a masters in artistic writing from College of St. Andrews in Scotland and a bachelors diploma in English and Russian from Emory College. She was additionally a Fulbright fellow in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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In line with a bio on Harvard’s web site, Prelogar was an articles editor for the Harvard Regulation Evaluation and a nationwide moot courtroom champion. She was additionally Miss Idaho in 2004, and in that capability she toured colleges throughout the state discussing sensitivity to these with disabilities.

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