Presenting the new nominee for Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta

President Trump's new nominee for Secretary of Labor is R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the law school of Florida International University in Miami. Before he became a law school dean, Mr. Acosta's experience included heading the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. He was also a member of the National Labor Relations Board for about eight months in 2002-03, and clerked for Samuel Alito when Justice Alito was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Here is President's announcement, from earlier today:

The New York Times has a good summary of Mr. Acosta's background. Let's hope this confirmation goes more smoothly than the last one did.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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