In January, President Obama re-submitted his nomination of deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Leon Rodriguez, to be Administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division.  On Tuesday, the White House issued a press release indicating that Mr. Rodriguez’s nomination has been withdrawn.  No reason for the withdrawal has been indicated.  As the President continues to spar with Congressional Republicans over economic issues, and in the wake of Congressional debate regarding the impact of wage-and-hour law on the economy, this withdrawal sets the stage for the President to name a new nominee for Wage and Hour Administrator.  This nomination will doubtless have important political implications, as politicians and pundits on both side of the fence will analyze the background and views of the nominee.