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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

2 weeks 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...

The IRS Scandal, Day 850

Orange County Register editorial, IRS Scandal: Time to Fish or Cut Bait: Four months ago, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as U.S. attorney general, replacing the feckless Eric Holder. We think that’s more than sufficient time for Ms. Lynch to have completed her onboarding. The no-longer-new AG should get on...

Obama Responsible For The ‘War On Police,’ Sheriff David Clarke Claims [Video]

President Obama and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder declared a “war on police” for what might amount to pandering to anti-cop activists according to outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Clarke was reacting to the Friday execution-style...Show More Summary

The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs

by Lauren Kirchner ProPublica, Aug. 25, 2015, 11:52 a.m. Shortly before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation last September, he told an interviewer: "Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her...Show More Summary

How Eric Holder's Corporate Law Firm Is Turning Into a 'Shadow Justice Department'

last monthNews : Vice News

The revolving door between the Department of Justice and a certain corporate law firm is spinning faster than ever. On July 6, former Attorney General Eric Holder returned to his previous employer, Covington & Burling — a firm that's represented the biggest banks on Wall Street, and is internationally known for its white-collar defense practice. Show More Summary

DOJ Issues First Annual Media Subpoena Report

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The DOJ has released its inaugural report on use of subpoenas to obtain information from "media sources." This is part of former Attorney General Eric Holder's nod to transparency -- a nod he gave shortly before leaving office. We'll have to watch this space in 2016 to see if it will actually become an "annual" report. Show More Summary

After Holder's Departure, Fight Over Fast and Furious Docs Continues

Eric Holder's departure as attorney general hasn’t eased tensions between the U.S. Department of Justice and House Republicans over access to documents about how DOJ responded to a congressional inquiry into the botched gun sting Operation Fast and Furious.       

The Root's #MCM: Golden Moments of President Obama Being so Trill Lately

For a while there, I was concerned that President Obama couldn't do enough to earn a think-piece delineating all the ways he's kept it "completely 100"—similar to the way we recognized former attorney general Eric Holder for keeping it eight more than 92 last year.

Eric Holder Is Really, Really Sick Of People Saying He's Anti-Cop

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the NAACP convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening, she tried to thread a needle on the complex topic of race and policing that at times resulted in over-the-top allegations that frustrated her predecessor, Eric Holder. Show More Summary

Yet again, the FBI director still states he doesn't know if the Charleston shooting was terrorism

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Come on, Comey. Are you serious man? Even though Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former Attorney General Eric Holder have each called the Charleston massacre of nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston clear cases of "domestic...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Back on Wall Street After Years of Refusing to Jail Bankers

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to his old Wall Street law firm, whose clients include many of the same banks Holder declined to prosecute in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

FBI head Comey: No deal with Snowden

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Two days after former Attorney General Eric Holder seemed to open the door to the idea of a possible deal with ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, FBI Director James Comey dismissed the idea, calling Snowden a “fugitive” who should be apprehended and brought to justice in the United States.

Matt Taibbi on Eric Holder's Insulting New Job

Ex-U.S. attorney general is back with his old company whose clients escaped prosecution for their role in the financial crisis. In a new interview with Democracy Now!, Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi talked about former U.S. Attorney...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Begins New Career in Comedy

Those of you wondering what Eric Holder would do now that he's no longer the Attorney General, wonder no more. He's apparently decided to do stand-up. Holder has always been sort of a card, as you probably recall. I personally...         ...Show More Summary

Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold

Eric Holder has gone back to work for his old firm, the white-collar defense heavyweight Covington & Burling. The former attorney general decided against going for a judgeship, saying he's not ready for the ivory tower yet. "I want to be a player," he told the National Law Journal, one...

Eric Holder admits Edward Snowden leaks were “useful” — but there’s a catch

Former attorney general concedes the NSA whistleblower performed a service, but isn't quite singing his praises

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