- The Washington Times - Friday, September 5, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that Stuart Delery will serve as the acting associate attorney general, the number three position at the Justice Department.

Mr. Delery, who currently serves as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, will take over for Tony West, who announced Wednesday he is stepping down after serving in the position since 2012.

Mr. Holder did not say whether Mr. Delery’s position would be temporary, or if he would seek Senate confirmation for a permanent appointment.

Stuart Delery is an exceptional public servant, a dedicated colleague, and a superb lawyer who will continue to ably serve the Department of Justice and the American people in his new role as Acting Associate Attorney General,” Mr. Holder said in a press release.

Mr. Holder lauded Mr. Delery’s trial experience and involvement in financial fraud and public health cases.

Stuart is a lawyer’s lawyer who, even as he has risen to the leadership of the department, continues to thrive in the court setting and routinely is called on to personally argue the most complex cases,” Mr. Holder said. “I can think of no more dedicated, more capable, or more passionate public servant to continue the duties, and uphold the high standards, that defined Tony West’s time in office.”

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