My friend Rachel Paulose has announced her resignation from the position of United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota to accept a position of high responsibility and honor in the Department of Justice as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy (who is also chief of staff to Attorney General Mukasey).
Regular readers of this site know that I have written at great length about my high regard for Rachel since her Senate confirmation last December. She is to assume her new position with the Justice Department in January 2008. Rachel’s appointment is obviously an expression of great confidence in her by the department.
The press release announcing Rachel’s appointment includes testimonials to her service as United States Attorney over the past eighteen months from law enforcement authorities including St. Paul Chief of Police (and Dartmouth alum) John Harrington:
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