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Attorney General

For Holder, a Legacy of Achievement in a Time of Doubt

Riley Roberts | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

Since 2009, Holder has exercised the powers of his office not merely to preserve the Justice Department as a static institution, as many of his predecessors have done, but to mobilize it as a force for proactive change.

Jennifer Bendery

Police Chiefs Urge Senate To Confirm Loretta Lynch

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general picked up a big endorsement Wednesday as her nomination lingers in the Senate. ...

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Loretta Lynch's Delayed Vote Over Confirmation

Politico | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The debate about confirming Loretta Lynch is suddenly getting partisan. Democrats are now increasingly slamming Republicans’ handling of Presiden...

Attorney General Vote Delayed As Republicans Ask More Questions

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A Senate panel delayed a vote on Thursday on President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general as Republica...

Friday Talking Points -- Sarah Palin, Under the Republican Bus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The muck in question isn't even Democratic muck. It's purely conservative and Republican mudslinging, at a person who used to be put on a pretty tall pedestal in Republicanland: Sarah Palin.

Loretta Lynch Is Qualified, But Will The Skeptics Derail Her?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Loretta Lynch endured her attorney general confirmation hearing on Wednesday, fielding questions from Senate Republicans about immigration, marijuana ...

Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on Presiden...

Obama's Pick For Attorney General Faces Heated Confirmation Debate

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attor...

Would an Attorney General Loretta Lynch End 'Too Big to Jail'?

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On Jan. 28, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings to consider President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. Here are some questions that senators should ask to make sure that size no longer shields a company from the rule of law.

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.

Republicans Warm To Obama's Attorney General Pick

Politico | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general is winning over Republicans. Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern Distr...

Torture Report: America Conducts a Moral Reckoning. Next, Moral Repair?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mr. Obama, in ruling out prosecution for torture, may have thought he spared us bother, but actually he did us harm. By casting accountability into limbo, he makes possible government-sponsored torture in the future and prevents America from recovering the thing most precious: our good name.

Dana Liebelson

Emails Show Hollywood Worked With A State Attorney General To Push Its Anti-Piracy Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Recently leaked emails shed light on how Hollywood is working with state attorneys general to try and push anti-piracy policies that are largely unpop...

Eric Holder On Racial Issues In America: 'We, As A Nation, Have Failed'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Attorney General Eric Holder, who in the past has spoken frankly about racial inequalities in the U.S. criminal justice system, will revisit the subje...

Dana Liebelson

How State Attorneys General May Help Hollywood Revive Anti-Piracy Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Hollywood came up with a plan to work with state attorneys general to undermine Google, bolstering efforts to revive ...

The Pastor Family Of Obama's Attorney General Pick

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

President Obama has nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general taking over for Eric Holder who resigned in September. Lynch is a celeb...

With Economic Justice For All

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

With the nomination of Lorretta Lynch for attorney general, it is a crucial time to learn from past mistakes and oversights. We call on Lynch to learn from the past and work towards true accountability and fairness for all.

Attorney General Nominee Seen As Strong Civil Rights Defender

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick so...

Igor Bobic

GOP Senators Call On Attorney General Nominee To Weigh In On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are calling on President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general to weigh in on the c...

The Issue Again Won't Be Loretta Lynch But President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the tag of a go-it-his-way president and further straightjacket his presidency poses the real likelihood that Lynch could be on the GOP's hot seat. If so, the issue again will not be Lynch, but Obama.

Obama Urges Senate To Confirm Loretta Lynch As Attorney General 'Without Delay'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Saturday formally nominated Loretta Lynch, the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, to become the next attorney general and the f...

DC's Attorney General Race: A Serious Impact on District Youth

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Now, more than ever, we must pay attention to the practices and policies of the office tasked with prosecuting our youth. In 2011, there were 3,464 arrests of youth in the District and more than 42 percent of these were for non-violent misdemeanors.

Former Obama Lawyer Out Of The Running For Attorney General

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general,...

The Scoop on D.C.'s First Election for Attorney General

Debbie Hines | Posted 12.22.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

Regardless of choice, with the first election of DC's Attorney General, it is most important that DC residents vote in historic numbers for this historic election.