The Arkansas Times (who have been constantly on top of the local angle on this story from the start) and the Blog Of Legal Times have confirmed that Tim Griffin is resigning his U.S. Attorney post effective June 1st.
Jane Duke, who the Justice Department said was passed over as an interim appointee due to a pregnancy (no laws broken there) will become acting U.S. Attorney according to the Arkansas Times blog.
"This is long overdue and a positive development," said Michael Teague, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. "Credibility is being restored to the leadership postion at the U.S. attorney's office. We have confidence Jane Duke will do a good job."
Kudos to Mark Pryor on this one. We rightfully give Pryor plenty of hell for being a DINO and a Lieberman supporter, but he was adamant that the appointment of Griffin could not stand, and his reputation as a moderate Democrat may well have helped us on this one.