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Eric Holder

California Lawmakers Hire Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder To Fight Trump

The move is an indication that lawmakers in the nation’s most populous state, where Democrats hold two-thirds majorities in both houses of the legislature, are girding for possible court battles after Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

January 4, 2017
Rudolph Giuliani boasted about "a few surprises" two days before Comey letter

In The Shadows, Rogue FBI Agents Deface Democracy

Leaking investigative material is always a violation of rules that protect the rights of all citizens. Violating those rules to achieve a partisan objective before the election is an assault on democracy.

November 4, 2016
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Eric Holder Has Changed His Mind About Edward Snowden

Holder was the head of the Justice Department when the leak occurred. Back then, he maintained that Snowden had to return home and plead guilty, and that the Obama White House was not willing to consider “the notion of clemency.”

May 31, 2016

Prosecution Of White-Collar Crime Hits 20-Year Low

Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.

September 11, 2015
Lebron James

Cleveland Will Champion Our Cavaliers

No sports team can fix a city’s problems. We know that. The Cavs’ glorious season was not so much a distraction as it was an affirmation that there’s a lot more to us than what’s broken.

June 18, 2015
Former vice president Dick Cheney addresses CPAC (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cheney Says Obama And Holder Have ‘Played The Race Card’

Surprise! Dick Cheney is still President Obama’s most bitter critic.

March 18, 2015

Justice Department Won’t File Criminal Charges Against George Zimmerman

The federal government will not charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime.

February 24, 2015
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Holder Says Lack Of New Gun Laws Is His ‘Single Failure’

The attorney general explains how the gun lobby won after Sandy Hook.

February 9, 2015

Endorse This: Sheldon Whitehouse vs. ‘Fox News And Conspiracy Theorists Everywhere’

Sen. Whitehouse pointed out Republicans were talking about every topic at the Loretta Lynch hearing — except one.

January 29, 2015

Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Tells Senate Committee: I Am Not Eric Holder

Loretta Lynch is holding her own before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 28, 2015
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Something Obscene About Civil Asset Forfeitures

Eric Holder is right to end one of the drug war’s worst practices.

January 21, 2015
Arial view of Rikers Island and jail

U.S. Sues New York City Over Treatment Of Young Rikers Island Inmates

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on abuse at the New York jail.

December 18, 2014
Eric Holder

Eric Holder To Announce Broader Ban On Racial, Ethnic, Other Profiling

The attorney general is issuing an aggressive response to biased policing across the country.

December 8, 2014

Results Are Mixed When Feds Try To Reform Local Police

The federal government often faces major resistance when trying to work with local police.

December 8, 2014

Justice Department: Cleveland Police Use ‘Unnecessary’ Force

The Justice Department slammed the department where “avoidable force becomes inevitable.”

December 4, 2014
Eric Holder

With Ferguson Decision Looming, Holder Issues New Police Guidance

Read the attorney general’s plea for calm in Ferguson.

November 21, 2014

Attorney General Nominee Lynch: ‘Doesn’t Play The Political Game’

But Lynch is about to get a crash course in partisan politics.

November 17, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Lynch Seen As A Top Choice For Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.

November 7, 2014
Eric Holder

White House Won’t Name New Attorney General Until After Election

Find out why the White House won’t move until November.

October 14, 2014

President Has A Short List Of Potential Attorney General Candidates

Find out who has the inside track to replace Eric Holder.

October 3, 2014
Eric Holder

A Senator To Replace Holder?

Find out who has the inside track to become the next attorney general.

October 2, 2014
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Holder And RFK’s Legacy

E.J. Dionne examines Eric Holder’s most important lesson.

September 29, 2014
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Eric Holder’s Badge Of Honor

Acclaim for the Attorney General as he announces his retirement.

September 25, 2014
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Attorney General Eric Holder To Resign: Official

After nearly six years, change is coming to the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Too Big To Punish

Why won’t the Obama administration stand up to white collar crime?

September 19, 2014