Eric Holder

Nominated by President Barack Obama, Eric Holder became the first African-American U.S. Attorney General in January 2009. Prior to serving as Attorney General, Holder was appointed to various positions by the three previous presidents. President Ronald Reagan appointed Holder as Associate Judge of Superior Court of D.C.; President Clinton as the U.S. Attorney for D.C. and Deputy Attorney General; and President George W. Bush as the Acting Attorney General. In 2007 Holder joined Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign as his senior legal advisor.

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What's Happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

Two days before he would begin college, Michael Brown, 18, was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson, Mo., police. The tragic death has brought the issue of police brutality back to the nation's attention. The city of Ferguson has erupted in protests and crie...

As Ferguson Awaits, Attorney General Eric Holder Appeals for Peace

Attorney General Holder issues new guidance for police on how to deal with protests.

White House Now Turning to Girls of Color

The White House plans to create a Working Group on Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color.

Obama Names Loretta Lynch to Become Next U.S. Attorney General

The prosecutor will face a tough confirmation process.

NYC Prosecutor Eyed for US Attorney General

Brooklyn U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch is a major contender for attorney general.

Courts Block Voter ID Laws in Texas, Wisconsin

Republican-backed voter ID laws get twin blows.
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