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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Obama Says Mistrust of Police Corroding America

President Obama speaks at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner.

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...

News: Civil Rights Groups Want Justice in Police-Related Deaths

The call for justice grows in the deaths of two unarmed men. (9/26/2014)

Holder Vows to Defend Voting Rights Until His Last Day in Office

Attorney General Eric Holder remains steadfast in the fight to protect voting rights.

Brown and Garner Families Seek Help From Congress

The families are calling for swifter justice.

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Eric Holder is resigning from his position as U.S. Attorney General, a White House official says.
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