The Senate confirmed Preet Bharara as the next U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara was the chief counsel to Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and was previously a prosecutor in the office he will now head. "He's thought hard about what a U.S. attorney's place should be within a broader federal enforcement system and the train wrecks that can develop when unthinking or ill-thinking bureaucrats tamper with that," said Daniel C. Richman, a law professor at Columbia University and a former Southern District prosecutor.

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