Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein: 4th Circuit?

The Maryland Daily Record reported yesterday that Rod J. Rosenstein, Maryland’s U.S. Attorney, is being vetted as a possible 4th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee. Apparently, the Washington Post reported the same thing last Thursday.

Mr. Rosenstein is in his early 40s and made a name for himself at a young age, in part, for his work in the prosecution of Jim Guy Tucker and Jim and Susan McDougal. If selected and confirmed (a big question in this Democratic-controlled Congress), Mr. Rosenstein could make either a lasting impact on the 4th Circuit or to make the big leap down the road to the Supreme Court.