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'Straw Dogs' Unlikely To Doom Obama AG Nominee

Law360 (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Political experts and politicians alike said Wednesday that, while likely attorney general nominee Eric Holder's controversial role in the Clinton-era pardon of a convicted financier whose wife gave money to Democrats might cause political fireworks, it was unlikely to derail a confirmation.

Holder, currently a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, reportedly has accepted President-elect Barack Obama's offer to become attorney general pending a vetting process. Holder and his firm could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, but when asked by the Associated Press earlier...
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