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The State of American Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30pm
NRO Cruise - Ed Whelan Andy McCarthy William Jacobson John Yoo

I appeared this afternoon during the National Review post-election cruise on a panel with:

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Loretta Lynch about to meet immigration politics meat grinder

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:15pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/loretta-lynch-tapped-replace-eric-holder-attorney-general-n244266

As expected, on Saturday Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General.

I’m not sure how many more times I’ll make this disclosure — but for the second time I’ll note that I’m biased in favor of my law school classmate. I remember Loretta as a very nice...

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Update: US Atty Loretta Lynch to be nominated to replace Eric Holder

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:12am
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Update 7 p.m.: It’s official:

In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he...

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WaPo: DOJ Unlikely to Bring Civil Rights Charges In #Ferguson Shooting

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:30am
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The Washington Post is reporting that the Department of Justice have found little legal basis on which to bring civil rights charges over the August 9 shooting of the black Mike Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.  The reason:  the actual evidence simply doesn’t support such a case.

Justice Department investigators...

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Media missing in action on Fast and Furious

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:50pm
Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few journalists working today who clearly puts her profession above partisan politics.

She recently appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, DC to discuss the Fast and Furious scandal and others as well as the media’s refusal to aggressively report these stories.

From Larry O’Connor at the Washington...

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When you think of Eric Holder, please remember Elian Gonzalez

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:30pm
Elian-Gonzalez

As we count down Eric Holder’s greatest hits, the first image that comes to the mind of many Americans isn’t that of Brian Terry, or of Black Panthers outside polling places, but of a screaming child staring down the barrel of a rifle.

On April 22, 2000, just before dawn, U.S federal...

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Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a Very Non-Political Person

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00am
Chuck Todd on Eric Holder

Upon hearing the news of Eric Holder’s resignation from the Department of Justice yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd took to the airwaves and claimed that Holder is a very non-political person.

Media bias is one thing. The utter dismissal of reality is another.

Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the details:

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Self-Professed...

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Holder: “I will never leave the work”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:10pm
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Eric Holder has officially resigned as United States Attorney General.

In a statement last hour, Holder officially announced his resignation, and pledged to continue the work he began during his years at the Department of Justice.

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama praised Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday saying Holder has worked...

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Watch: Congressional Black Caucus Mourns Holder’s Tenure

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:47pm
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Earlier today, sources in Washington announced that Eric Holder will resign his post as Attorney General. We reported in our breaking news update that Holder’s wish is to be remembered by history as a civil rights hero, and it looks as though he may get his wish—at least when it comes...

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Eric Holder Set to Resign

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:56am
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Eric Holder will step down today as Attorney General, at least according to NPR. Sources told NPR that Holder plans to remain in his post until a replacement has been confirmed:

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked...

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Is saying “Take back America!” racist when Biden says it?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:15pm
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In today’s heh-worthy news, Eric Holder and Joe Biden seem to be on opposite ends of the “what qualifies as racism” spectrum. Guy Benson tweeted the following mash-up that shows our esteemed attorney general explaining the following:

“Well it seems to me there’s a certain level of vehemence that’s directed towards the...

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Rasmussen Poll: Most Think DOJ Motivated by Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:00am
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Surprising absolutely no one, a new Rasmussen report released today reveals that the majority of Americans believe that the Department of Justice is motivated by a political agenda, as opposed to upholding justice:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a...

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Holder Goes to Ferguson, makes matters (a) better, or (b) worse?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:36pm
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Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with law enforcement and civil rights leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today in an attempt to ease racial tensions in the St. Louis Metro area. It’s unclear, however whether Holder’s presence will calm the violence, or make things more difficult for local and state law enforcement:

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Holder loses big in North Carolina Voter I.D. case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30am
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Last month, the Justice Department asked for an injunction to prevent the state of North Carolina from implementing changes the legislators made to state election law. The lawsuit, first filed in 2013, is backed by the NAACP and the League of Women Voters, and claims that the new law–namely, its strict...

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What would Eric Holder do with Elian Gonzalez now?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
Elian-Gonzalez

Those of us of a certain age remember the days-long stand off in Miami involving a Cuban refugee child fled Cuba with his mother to escape to freedom to the United States.

Elian Gonzalez was found by a fisherman off the coast of Florida in November of 1999; his mother and other...

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Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12:24pm
Mississippi Voter ID Town Hall

Hans von Spakovsky, writing at the Heritage Foundation’s newly launched Daily Signal, writes about the biggest hardly told story coming out of the Mississippi primary last Tuesday, The Biggest Non-Story in Tuesday’s Elections? Mississippi Voter ID Implemented W...

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Will James Risen of NY Times go to jail to protect source?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:59pm
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If Eric Holder wants to force James Risen to reveal a confidential source or go to jail, it looks like Holder could get his way after the Supreme Court today declined to take an appeal from NY Times reporter James Risen.

WaPo elaborates on the background of the case:

In a 2006 book,...

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