by Max Brantley
As The Insider indicated two weeks ago would happen:
President Obama has nominated former legislator Chris Thyer of Jonesboro to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. This was one of the vacancies caught up in political intrigue, White House foot-dragging and other stuff. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Also today: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominaton of P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith to a federal district judgeship. I can't imagine why he wouldn't be confirmed. That still leaves Arkansas with two judicial vacancies for which there is no nominee.
Today, President Obama nominated Christopher R. Thyer to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
“Christopher Thyer has shown an unwavering dedication to justice throughout his career,” said President Obama. “I am confident that he will serve the people of Arkansas with distinction as a United States Attorney.”
Christopher R. Thyer: Nominee for United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Christopher R. Thyer has been a partner at Stanley & Thyer, P.A., since 2007. Prior to this, Thyer was a partner at Halsey & Thyer, PLC from 2005 to 2007, and at Mooney Law Firm, P.A., from 1997 to 2005. From 1995 to 1997, he was a sole practitioner. He also served in the Arkansas House of Representatives as a State Representative for the 74th District from 2003 to 2009. Thyer graduated from Arkansas State University in 1991 and from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1995.