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Eric Holder Appeals To South Carolina Voters In New Hillary Clinton Ad

The first official pro-Hillary Clinton ad in South Carolina is hitting airwaves this week, and it features former Attorney General Eric Holder making the case that Clinton is the best candidate to carry on President Barack Obama's legacy. Show More Summary

Eric Holder: Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to ‘protect the Obama legacy’

Eric H. Holder Jr., the nation's first African American attorney general, said black voters can't afford to let "wistfulness" about the excitement of the historic 2008 and 2012 elections keep them from the polls this year. He has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with whom he served in President Obama's Cabinet, and he spent the […]

Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorses Hillary Clinton

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Hillary Clinton has secured an endorsement from the nation's first black attorney general.

Clinton gets nod from former Attorney General Eric Holder

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As she works to maintain an advantage among African-American voters in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has secured an endorsement from the nation's first black attorney general. The...Show More Summary

When can the FBI use National Security Letters to spy on journalists? That’s classified.

Remember one year ago when then-Attorney General Eric Holder supposedly tightened restrictions on the Justice Department so it could not easily conduct surveillance on journalists’ emails and phone calls? Well it turns out the Justice...Show More Summary

FLASHBACK: As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia …

FLASHBACK: As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office. “As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation...Show More Summary

Trying to Reach New Demographics, the NRA Is Outmatched

You may recall that before he was appointed Attorney General, Eric Holder gave an interview in which he said that the way to deal with gun violence was to tell kids that guns "weren't cool." That statement unleashed a storm of acrimony...Show More Summary

Chrys Kefalas, a Gay Republican, Announces Bid for U.S. Senate in Maryland: WATCH

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chrys Kefalas, a gay Republican who worked as a trial attorney at the Justice Department and was a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, has announced his bid for Barbara Mikulski’s U.S. Senate seat  in Maryland. Mikulski is retir… Read The post Chrys Kefalas, a Gay Republican, Announces Bid for U.S. Senate in Maryland: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Why Politically-Savvy Lawyers Should Never Be Allowed To Set Data Standards

I didn’t think Obama could appoint an Attorney General worse than Eric Holder. Clearly, that was a failure of imagination on my part (boldface mine): Attorney general Loretta Lynch says the federal government should not require police to report fatal … Continue reading ?

Eric Holder backs softer sentencing legislation

(Paul Mirengoff) Former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke last week in support of softer sentencing for criminals. Holder called the sentencing reform proposals in the House and Senate “a historic opportunity,” though naturally he called on Congress to make the legislation even more lenient. Show More Summary

Eric Holder Urges 'Bold' Action on Sentencing Reform

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on Thursday pressed for action on criminal justice reform during a lecture in Washington, telling an audience here that Congress should seize on rare bipartisan consensus to change sentencing laws. The Covington & Burling partner delivered the seventh annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture.       

Eric Holder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For His Civil Rights Work

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 64, received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Equal Justice Award Dinner Wednesday night in New York. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund heralded his work to correct...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Weighs In On Black Lives Matter And The 'Ferguson Effect'

WASHINGTON -- Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday drew parallels between Black Lives Matter protests and the civil rights movement, dismissed the notion floated by the FBI director that the so-called "Ferguson effect" may...Show More Summary

Eric Holder: I didn't prosecute bankers for reasons unrelated to my $3M/year law firm salary

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Intercept's Dan Froomkin played turd-in-the-punchbowl at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's victory lap party at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reception on Wednesday, asking why Holder had declined to put one single banker in jail for the monumental frauds that collapsed the world's economy in 2007-9. (more…)

Bill O'Reilly Dismisses Drug Sentencing Reform As "Liberal Compassion For Criminals"

From the October 7 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BILL O'REILLY: Mr. Obama and his first Attorney General Eric Holder believe there is a strong racial element in the American criminal justice system. They ignore the fact,Show More Summary

Nas, Eric Holder And Muhammad Ali Recipients Of Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones are among the 2015 recipients of Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal. This year's winners will gather Wednesday at Harvard for an awards ceremony and panel discussion. Show More Summary

Top Pro-Abortion Organization Will Honor Pro-Abortion Former Attorney General Eric Holder

Apparently former Attorney General Eric Holder’s radical support of abortion and determination to attack pro-lifers hasn’t gone unnoticed by pro-abortion groups. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be honoring Holder at their 2015...Show More Summary

DOJ Helping Law Enforcement Agencies Fight Back Against Asset Forfeiture Reform

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

At the beginning of this year, Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to close an exploitable loophole in asset forfeiture laws. State and local law enforcement agencies often sought federal "adoption" of seizures in order to route around...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 854

Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial, Justice Department Needs to Hold IRS Accountable: In March 2013, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launched a criminal investigation into the actions of IRS employees — most notably Lois Lerner, then-director of the agency's Exempt Organizations Division — who deliberately delayed and denied nonprofit status to...

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