Sunstein Officially Nominated

The internets are buzzing with the news that President Obama has officially nominated Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – the administration’s gatekeeper for all things regulatory.

According to Politico, Obama mentioned Sunstein today (where or when, I do not know):

As one of America’s leading constitutional scholars, Cass Sunstein has distinguished himself in a range of fields, including administrative law and policy, environmental law, and behavioral economics,” Obama said in a statement. “He is uniquely qualified to lead my Administration’s regulatory reform agenda at this crucial stage in our history. Cass is not only a valued advisor, he is a dear friend and I am proud to have him on my team.

As I blogged a few days back
, Sunstein’s nomination had stalled after being informally announced more than three months ago.

Update (4/21/09): Click here for the White House press release announcing Sunstein's nomination.

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