White House considering five names in Gonzales replacement search Brett Murphy at 10:28 AM ET
[JURIST] The White House has compiled a list of the top five candidates to replace US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] as head of the Department of Justice, an anonymous White House official told AP Tuesday. According to the official, the Bush administration has spoken with over 20 congressional leaders on both sides of the party line about potential candidates for the position. It is unlikely, however, that a successor will be named before September 9, when Bush returns from an official visit to Australia.
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