Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department report on Ferguson, Mo., police department 'searing,' reveals bias; says not difficult to see how a single tragic incident set off 'powder keg' in city
In op-ed, US Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department will file a brief arguing 'state bans on same-sex marriage violate the fundamental constitutional guarantee of "equal protection of the laws"' - @USATODAY
Editor's note: George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in 2013 for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012 and said he was acting in self-defense. Today, the Justice Department said there was not enough evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges in the case, but Attorney General Eric Holder added that "We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future." - Stephanie
Loretta Lynch to cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Attorney General Eric Holder during Senate confirmation hearing today, according to prepared testimony - @nytimes
Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first black American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a United States Attorney. While a U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D–Illinois) for corruption charges related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal. Later, he was Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee. As a result of the Fast and Furious investigation, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress. As of 2014 Holder is one of three members of the original Obama cabinet that are still serving in their posts, the others being Tom Vilsack and Arne Duncan.