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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

last monthHumor / 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

2 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...

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'

3 months agoNews : 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

3 months agoIndustries / 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

4 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

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