By Associated Press • 

Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall resigns

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

PORTLAND - U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall of McMinnville has resigned six weeks after temporarily stepping away from her duties for health reasons.

Gerri Badden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said the top federal prosecutor in Oregon resigned on Friday.

Badden declined to give Marshall's reasons.

The 45-year-old Marshall said last month she was taking an indefinite leave of absence because of health problems.

An Obama appointee, Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2011 and began her work as U.S. attorney that October.

Her office has placed special emphasis on protection of children, including prosecutions for child sex trafficking.

She supervised more than 100 lawyers in Eugene, Medford and Portland.

Badden said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Billy Williams continues to be acting U.S. attorney.

Marshall's husband, Ladd Wiles, is a Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge.

Comments

Rotwang

This might be a poor place to point out that there are only three offenses, per the Constitution, that are federal crimes, those being treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. One federal office for the attorney general, and one modest-size prison should be all they need.

Robert Lee

Rotwang, the amount of ignorance you try to pass off is quite ridiculous. First, federal legislation can be enacted to make many crimes a federal offense. I could provide literally dozens of examples but I'm sure you'd attempt to say that "that's not in the constitution". The more I see you post the more I fear that you're one of those sovereign citizen domestic terrorists. I understand not knowing something, but willful ignorance just shames you and the country you live in.

Rotwang

No, I'm just a regular guy sitting back and keeping score. The 10th amendment delegates all powers not for the federal government to the individual states, or to the people. Since all crimes occur within a state, isn't it the function of state governments to police them?

And then, there's this, which I'll just leave here:

http://www.progressivestoday.com/anti-gun-u-s-attorney-resigns-amid-scandal/

Don Dix

I would tender a guess that Washington DC might disagree that 'all crimes occur within a state' , but that's just my perspective, I could be wrong!

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