Yesterday the Senate confirmed the President’s renomination of Kevin Ohlson, formerly the head of the Professional Misconduct Review Unit in the Department of Justice, to fill the CAAF vacancy created when Judge Effron retired in 2011.
Mr. Ohlson’s bio from his 2011 nomination:
Kevin A. Ohlson is the Chief of the Professional Misconduct Review Unit in the Department of Justice. From 2009 to January 2011, he was Chief of Staff and Counselor to United States Attorney General Eric Holder. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), where he had previously served as Deputy Director from 2002 to 2007. From 2001 to 2002, he was a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Ohlson was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1990, while serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he was recalled to active duty service in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during the Persian Gulf War. At the conclusion of his military service, Mr. Ohlson resumed his duties as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Ohlson was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army in 1986 and served as a judge advocate and paratrooper. He holds a B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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