New hero of the Left: 9 things to know about former acting AG Sally Yates

New hero of the Left: 9 things to know about former acting AG Sally Yates
Sally Yates. (Image: Screen grab of PBS video, YouTube)

1. She served in the Justice Department for over 27 years.

In 1989, Yates was hired by Bob Barr as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. She quickly rose through the ranks over the years, before her career was abruptly cut short on Monday evening by the Trump administration.

2. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law.

After getting her law degree, Yates worked for the Atlanta law firm King & Spalding from 1985 to 1989. She also attended the University of Georgia for undergrad.

3. She was the lead prosecutor against the Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.

Domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph is currently serving four consecutive life sentences for multiple fatal bombings between 1996 and 1998, including at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, at a woman’s clinic in January 1998, and an LGBT night club a month later.

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