Attorney General Pick to Signal Biden’s Broader Priorities
President-elect Joe Biden is considering a shortlist for his attorney-general pick that includes former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, according to people familiar with the matter.
The names are a sign that Mr. Biden is weighing whether to emphasize extensive prosecutorial experience or credibility with social-justice advocates in making his selection.
Civil-rights interest groups, such as Black Lives Matter, are pressing Mr. Biden to put equitable treatment of Blacks and other minorities in the criminal justice system at the center...