The White House on Wednesday nominated a federal judge for deputy attorney general.

Mark Filip of Chicago, and three other people were nominated to fill the vacant top positions in the judiciary, but they will wait for final formal approval from the Senate.

Among the nominees are Gregory G. Katsas for assistant attorney general overseeing civil cases, GraceChung Backer for assistant attorney general-civil rights division and Nathan Hochman, for assistant attorney general for tax issuues.

Senator Patrick Leahy committee is yet to approve Ron Tenpas as assistant attorney general for environment issues and Mike Sullivan for direcor of the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.