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Eric Holder

Eric Holder
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 21, 1951(age 64)
Place of birthBronx, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseSharon Malone
Alma materColumbia University (A.B.)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionAttorney at Law
82nd United States Attorney General
Assumed officeFebruary 3, 2009
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyDavid Ogden
James Cole
Preceded byMichael Mukasey
Deputy Attorney General of the United States
In officeJune 13, 1997 - January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Succeeded byLarry Thompson
Preceded byJamie Gorelick
United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
In officeOctober 1993 - June 13, 1997
Nominated byBill Clinton
Preceded byJ. Ramsey Johnson
Associate Judge on Superior Court of the District of Columbia
In officeOctober 1988 - October 1993
Nominated byRonald Reagan

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Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd and current Attorney General of the United States and the first African American to hold the position, serving under President Barack Obama.

Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a United States Attorney. In that office he prosecuted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski for corruption charges related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal. Later, he was Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to then-Senator Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee.

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US launches probe into energy prices - Globe and Mail Tweet this news
Globe and Mail--US Attorney-General -Eric Holder- made no allegation of wrongdoing against companies or speculators on Thursday. But the multiagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Working Group will play a key role in identifying fraud in the energy market, - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:17:57 GMT+00:00
Judge Closes Pot Shops Near Schools - NBC Los Angeles Tweet this news
NBC Los Angeles--Attorney General -Eric Holder- announced new guidelines today for federal prosecutors in states where the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is allowed under state law. Federal prosecutors will no longer trump the state with raids on - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:45:09 GMT+00:00
Paula Dow wants to know if NJ medical pot legislation violates federal law - Tweet this news's office sent a letter to US Attorney General -Eric Holder- asking he clarify whether those licensed to grow or sell pot as well as the state workers who will administer the program when it launches later this year could face - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:32:31 GMT+00:00
Once upon a time, Eric Holder failed to go after bad guys - Pajamas Media Tweet this news
Pajamas Media--Isn't it odd we now have two stories of the -Eric Holder- DOJ not pursuing cases against defendants for shady reasons, and two similar fairy tales about why? 1. Avoid profanities or foul language unless it is contained in a necessary q - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:49:27 GMT+00:00
Holder Announces New Initiative to Protect Law Enforcement Officers - Tweet this news Attorney General -Eric Holder- is strengthening efforts to protect law enforcement officers. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), 2010 was one of the deadliest years for officer fatalities in nearly 2 decades. For a Limited - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:00:42 GMT+00:00
Attorney General Holder in Macon: Criminal Case Possible for Oil Spill - 41 NBC News Tweet this news
41 NBC News--One year after the biggest oil spill in our nation's history, US Attorney General -Eric Holder- says the Obama administration is making progress with the recovery. Holder told 41 NBC News, the Obama administration is working to make sure - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:38:36 GMT+00:00
Holder Fails to Pay Property Taxes - Fox News (blog) Tweet this news
Fox News (blog)--AP By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein, New York Post US Attorney General -Eric Holder- and his brother failed to pay the property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, which they inherited last August after their mother died, The Post - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:46:10 GMT+00:00
Eric Holder Neglects Porn Regulation While Sporting Smooth Porn Mustache - Death and Taxes Tweet this news
Death and Taxes--In an almost-too-long-to-read article published this weekend, Politico covered an unusual subject: conservative disappointment over -Eric Holder's- handling of the porn industry. Holder recently decided to ... - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:39:15 GMT+00:00
Political interference at justice? - New York Post Tweet this news
New York Post--Congress is starting to demand answers from Attorney General -Eric Holder- about the quashing last year of indictments of one of the co-founders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and several other prominent US Islamic leaders ... - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:11:53 GMT+00:00
Eric Holder Accused of Neglecting Porn Fight - Fox News (blog) Tweet this news
Fox News (blog)--The catalyst for a renewed fight over pornography is a recent, little-noticed move by Attorney General -Eric Holder- to shutter the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, a special Justice Department unit set up during the Bush administration - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:49:30 GMT+00:00

Legal offices
Preceded by
Jamie Gorelick
United States Deputy Attorney General
Succeeded by
Larry Thompson
Preceded by
Janet Reno
United States Attorney General
Succeeded by
John Ashcroft
Preceded by
Michael Mukasey
United States Attorney General
Served under: Barack Obama

Succeeded by
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Leon Panetta
as Secretary of Defense
Order of Precedence of the United States
as Attorney General
Succeeded by
Ken Salazar
as Secretary of the Interior
United States presidential line of succession
Preceded by
Leon Panetta
as Secretary of Defense
7th in line
as Attorney General
Succeeded by
Ken Salazar
as Secretary of the Interior

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Obama cabinet

Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton (since 2009)
Secretary of the TreasuryTim Geithner (since 2009)
Secretary of DefenseRobert Gates (since 2009)
Attorney GeneralEric Holder (since 2009)
Secretary of the InteriorKen Salazar (since 2009)
Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsack (since 2009)
Secretary of CommerceGary Locke (since 2009)
Secretary of LaborHilda Solis (since 2009)
Secretary of Health and Human ServicesKathleen Sebelius (since 2009)
Secretary of EducationArne Duncan (since 2009)
Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentShaun Donovan (since 2009)
Secretary of TransportationRay LaHood (since 2009)
Secretary of EnergySteven Chu (since 2009)
Secretary of Veterans AffairsEric Shinseki (since 2009)
Secretary of Homeland SecurityJanet Napolitano (since 2009)
Vice PresidentJoe Biden (since 2009)
White House Chief of StaffRahm Emanuel (since 2009)
Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyLisa Jackson (since 2009)
Director of the Office of Management and BudgetPeter Orszag (since 2009)
Trade RepresentativeRon Kirk (since 2009)
Ambassador to the United NationsSusan Rice (since 2009)
Chair of the Council of Economic AdvisersChristina Romer (since 2009)

Current members of the United States Cabinet

Bidenc * Chu * Clinton * Donovan * Duncan * Emanuelc * Gates * Geithner * Holder * Jacksonc * Kirkc * LaHood * Locke * Napolitano * Obamac * Orszagc * Ricec * Romerc * Salazar * Sebelius * Solis * Shinseki * Vilsack
c - cabinet-level

G8 Justice Ministers

CA Nicholson * FR Alliot-Marie * DE Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger * IT Alfano * JP Chiba * RU Konovalov * UK Clarke * US Holder * EU Reding

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