It's always a good sign when someone with day-to-day exposure to the realities of the criminal justice system gets a voice in a body as powerful as the US Senate. Today, Gov. Chris Christie, himself a former US Attorney, appointed his one-time chief adviser in the USAO, Jeff Chiesa, to serve as the interim Senator from New Jersey, taking the seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.
I don't know Mr. Chiesa, but I'm glad to see a fellow former AUSA in Congress. No doubt he'll talk some sense into Pat Leahy and Rand Paul.
OK, that last part was a joke, but I'm still glad to see his promotion.
Mr. Chiesa, who is presently New Jersey's Attorney General, has this biography listed on the Office's website: