Obama, Holder Hint At Justice Priorities

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Confirming what was widely rumored, President-elect Barack Obama on Monday nominated Eric Holder to be the next attorney general of the United States, marking what many see as a more aggressive turn for the U.S. Department of Justice on many fronts.

“Eric Holder has the talent and commitment to succeed as attorney general from his first day on the job, which is even more important in a transition that demands vigilance,” Obama said at a Chicago press conference.

The nomination of Holder, who will be the...
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