Legal News

GOP to Put AG Choice Through the Ringer
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

While no one expects the Senate to vote down the confirmation of Covington & Burling partner Eric H. Holder Jr. as the nation’s next attorney general. But key Republican lawmakers are signalling that they do not intend to make it easy.

From Legal Times:

While congressional leaders negotiated behind closed doors over proposed loans to Detroit automakers, several Republicans took the floor Wednesday and Thursday to discuss Covington & Burling’s Eric Holder Jr. They called for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to delay the Jan. 8 confirmation hearing for Holder, who of late has been dogged by his involvement in pardoning fugitive financier Marc Rich in the waning hours of the Clinton administration.

  
What
Where


But the comments from Republicans went further. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama questioned Holder’s fitness to be attorney general. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said he wanted to delve into Holder’s career in private practice. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma threatened to prevent a vote.

The likely motive behind the attacks on Holder is to extract concessions and compromises from the incoming Obama administration.

Holder was a deputy attorney general under Janet Reno in the Clinton Administration. If confirmed, he will be the first African-American attorney general.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-San Antonio

Associate Attorney: Elder Law Job Opportunity Details We are seeking a full-time associate att...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NY-Albany

Lemery Greisler LLC, a Capital Region business law firm, with offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-GA-Rome

A boutique law firm providing tax-controversy and litigation services is seeking a tax controversy a...

Apply now

Customer Service Representative

USA-NJ-Newark

Pay rate: $16.50/hr Martindale-Avvo is looking for Intake Representatives to join our growing tea...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney

USA-ME-Portland

Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top