ERIC HOLDER

Remember the memo

, The National Law Journal

Former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder is Barack Obama's choice for U.S. attorney general. There has been much focus on Holder's apparent complicity with Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich and on the possibility of Holder's being our first black AG. Both threaten to divert the Senate Judiciary Committee from an area far more important in determining Holder's fitness. The Holder Memo, issued in 1999, has likely had more impact on respect for constitutional values than anything else he did while at DOJ.

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