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President Biden nominates Joshua Hurwit as Idaho’s top federal prosecutor

By: - April 22, 2022 11:36 am
President Joe Biden

In this file photo, U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks during a Cancer Moonshot initiative event in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The White House on Friday announced that President Joe Biden nominated Joshua D. Hurwit to serve as Idaho’s top federal prosecutor.

Hurwit has served since 2012 as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho, spanning the Obama, Trump and now Biden presidential administrations.

“He’s known for being extremely thorough and fair,” Idaho House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel told the Idaho Statesman. She told the newspaper that Hurwit has “an exceptional record on environmental, white collar and other criminal investigations,” the Statesman reported Friday.

Hurwit previously worked as an associate at three law firms: Covington & Burling LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He also previously clerked for Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hurwit is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

“These individuals were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials in this field, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice,” the news release said.

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Audrey Dutton
Audrey Dutton

Audrey Dutton was a senior investigative reporter with the Idaho Capital Sun after 10 years at the Idaho Statesman. Her favorite topics to cover included health care, business, consumer protection issues and white collar crime. Before coming home to Idaho, Dutton worked as a journalist in Minnesota, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dutton's work has earned dozens of state, regional and national awards for investigative reporting, health care and business reporting, data visualization and more.