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Eric Holder to step down this year: report
« on: February 11, 2014, 05:51:28 PM »
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/10/eric-holder-step-down-year-report/

Eric Holder to step down this year: report

The Washington Times

Monday, February 10, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition.

In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year.

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Last November, Mr. Holder, the first black attorney general, told CBS News he didn’t have “any plans” to step down.

Mr. Holder has made voting rights the test case of his tenure, the New Yorker reported. He has been a vocal critic of the Supreme Court case that invalidated key parts of the Voting Rights Act and has supported Congressional action to renew and revise the law.

During his five years as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Mr. Holder has also weighed in on other controversial Supreme Court decisions. Mr. Holder said he wouldn’t defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court and over the weekend announced the Department of Justice’s plans to give same-sex couples the same rights in the federal legal system as married heterosexual couples, regardless of whether a state recognizes same sex marriage.

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Re: Eric Holder to step down this year: report
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 05:51:57 PM »
The person I've seen bandied as his replacement is even worse - if that is possible.
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Re: Eric Holder to step down this year: report
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 06:56:46 PM »
Even if every last one of Obumbler's appointments stepped down tonight, I'm afraid the damage has been done.
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Re: Eric Holder to step down this year: report
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 08:11:12 PM »
The person I've seen bandied as his replacement is even worse - if that is possible.

Without a doubt his replacement will be 100 times worse.
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Eric Holder to step down this year
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 08:15:46 PM »
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/10/eric-holder-step-down-year-report/

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition.

In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year.

Last November, Mr. Holder, the first black attorney general, told CBS News he didn’t have “any plans” to step down.

Mr. Holder has made voting rights the test case of his tenure, the New Yorker reported. He has been a vocal critic of the Supreme Court case that invalidated key parts of the Voting Rights Act and has supported Congressional action to renew and revise the law.

During his five years as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Mr. Holder has also weighed in on other controversial Supreme Court decisions. Mr. Holder said he wouldn’t defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court and over the weekend announced the Department of Justice’s plans to give same-sex couples the same rights in the federal legal system as married heterosexual couples, regardless of whether a state recognizes same sex marriage.

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