Manchin Recommends a New US Attorney
The prosecutor on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s case is Sen. Joe Manchin’s pick for U.S. attorney. A spokesman for Manchin told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that Manchin wants Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Ruby to replace former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Goodwin left the Southern District of West Virginia job for a gubernatorial bid. The president nominates Goodwin’s replacement and the U.S. Senate confirms the nominee.