Peter Keisler

Peter Keisler

Peter D. Keisler (born October 13, 1960 in Hempstead, New York) is an American lawyer whose 2006 nomination by President George W. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit became embroiled in partisan controversy. Presently a partner at the firm of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., he formerly was the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Upon the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, until November 9, 2007, he was also the Acting Attorney General of the United States.

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