Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General Of The United States

In news this blog finds both surprising and upsetting, Eric Holder, an effective champion of civil rights while working under the Obama Administration, will be resigning his position as Attorney General. Via NPR:

Holder most wants to be remembered for his record on civil rights: refusing to defend a law that defined marriage as between one man and one woman; suing North Carolina and Texas over voting restrictions that disproportionately affect minorities and the elderly; launching 20 investigations of abuses by local police departments; and using his bully pulpit to lobby Congress to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug crimes. Many of those sentences disproportionately hurt minority communities.

 

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