(This post has been updated.)
The Senate voted 84-12 Wednesday afternoon to confirm longtime Georgia federal prosecutor Sally Quillian Yates, to be deputy attorney general.
Yates had been an assistant U.S. attorney for more than 20 years and has been U.S. attorney for the northern district of Georgia since 2010.
Her confirmation means that women now fill five of the top 12 posts at the Justice Department: In addition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Yates, women now oversee the criminal division and, on an acting basis, the civil rights and tax divisions.
On the ambassadorial front, as expected, Minnesota lawyer, human rights advocate and, of course, $1 million-plus bundler Samuel D. Heins was nominated Wednesday to be ambassador to Norway.
Heins founded the state’s human rights organization, co-founded the state’s Center for Victims of Torture and is on the board of the Minnesota ACLU.
He replaces bundler George Tsunis, whose nomination faded in the Senate after, to put it charitably, a historically less-than-stellar performance last year at his Senate confirmation hearing. Tsunis finally withdrew his bid the the job in December.