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Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general
Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general

Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the tenure of Holder, one of the nation's longest-serving attorneys general. Holder was always a striver. He was born in the Bronx, raised in Queens and attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan before going to college and law school at Columbia University. After graduating law school, he moved to the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, launching a distinguished career that included his appointment to the...

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