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95 Facts About Eric Holder
2. In May 2009, Eric Holder visited Barbados and met with government representatives from across the Caribbean.
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9. Eric Holder was a US Attorney until his elevation to Deputy Attorney General in 1997.
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10. Eric Holder was the first black American US Attorney in that office.
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12. Eric Holder was a close ally and confidant of Obama's and was selected as President Obama's first Attorney General.
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15. Eric Holder deserves to die, along with all his Obama admin cronies.
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22. Eric Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society, which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the "Malcolm X Lounge.
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23. Eric Holder took part in an "armed occupation" of a building at Columbia University.
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27. Eric Holder rarely speaks publicly about his children; a 1 March 2001 article in The Washington Post.
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29. Eric Holder is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School (1976).
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31. On June 28, 2012, Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in criminal contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives for refusing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena.
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37. In 2004, Eric Holder assisted with brokering a deal for Chiquita Brands International with the Justice Department.
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39. In 1993, Eric Himpton Eric Holder accepted an appointment as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, which meant stepping down from his position on the bench.
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40. In 1988, Eric Holder was selected by President Ronald Reagan to be appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
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41. Eric Holder is an American attorney who served as the the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, from 2009 to 2015.
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43. In 1997 Eric Holder was named deputy attorney general, the second highest official at the Justice Department.
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45. In 1997, Eric Holder made history yet again when President Clinton nominated him to be the deputy attorney general.
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46. Eric Holder was then nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the US attorney for Washington, DC in 1993.
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47. In 1988, Eric Holder was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
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49. Eric Holder was born on January 21, 1951 in New York City.
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50. Eric Holder received an honorary Doctor of Laws from his alma mater, Columbia University, in May 2017.
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52. In May 2009 Eric Holder visited Barbados and met with government representatives from across the Caribbean.
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53. On May 19, 2009, Eric Holder was chosen by his alma mater, Columbia College, to be its Class Day Speaker.
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55. On May 16, 2010, Eric Holder delivered the commencement address at Boston University, for both the all-university ceremony and the School of Law.
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58. On March 6, 2013, Eric Holder testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the size of large financial institutions has made it difficult for the Justice Department to bring criminal charges when they are suspected of crimes, because such charges can threaten the existence of a bank and therefore their interconnectedness may endanger the national or global economy.
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59. On June 28, 2012, Eric Holder became the first US Attorney General in history to be held in both criminal and civil contempt.
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61. Eric Holder said, "When you compare what people endured in the South in the '60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia… I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.
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65. Eric Holder has stated that he favors closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp; in 2002 he said that the detainees are not technically entitled to Geneva Convention protections.
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68. Eric Holder spoke at a press conference afterwards, celebrating the largest single-day operation against the Mafia in United States history.
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69. Eric Holder was praised for his efforts to repair the damage caused by the affair, which was seen as "a profound embarrassment for the Justice Department.
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71. In May 2011, Eric Holder set aside the decision to deport Paul Dorman, an Irish man who was in a same-sex partnership with a New Jersey citizen.
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72. Eric Holder has advocated for the interests of the 36,000 same-sex partnerships where Americans are in relationships with non-US citizens.
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73. In February 2012, Eric Holder reaffirmed his position and stated that the DOJ would not defend DOMA in a legal challenge brought by members of the US military, who were seeking benefits for their same-sex spouses, including: medical insurance, visitation rights in military hospitals and survivor benefits.
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78. In April 2013, Eric Holder vowed to continue to enforce federal voting rights laws within the scope of his power, regardless of how the United States Supreme Court decided in the pending case regarding voting rights.
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80. In a speech before the NAACP in July 2012, Eric Holder went on to say that the Texas voter ID laws were a "political pretext to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.
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83. Eric Holder vowed to work closer with African officials to stop terrorism, and announced that the FBI would be providing a team of forensic specialists to help assist in the investigation of the terrorist bombings in Kampala during the World Cup.
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86. In May 2011, Eric Holder testified before Congress on the legality of the operation in which US special forces killed Osama bin Laden earlier that month.
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87. In late 2007, Eric Holder joined then-Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a senior legal advisor.
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89. In 2004, Eric Holder helped negotiate an agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in a case that involved Chiquita's payment of "protection money" to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a group on the US government's list of foreign terrorist organizations.
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91. Eric Holder served on The George Washington University's Board of Trustees in 1996 and 1997.
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95. Eric Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.
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