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 would be in a position to make either a lasting impact on the 4th Circuit or to make the big leap down the road to the Supreme Court.