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Eric H. Holder, Jr. was sworn in as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Every day, leaders in and far beyond this Great Hall are charged with carrying out some of the most demanding – and, at times, dangerous – work in all of government. The responsibilities that this Justice Department is called to fulfill are widely varied. And the work we do serves every segment of American society – and defends the values, of diversity and inclusion, that have always been among our nation’s greatest strengths.
Monday, April 21, 2014
In an important step to reduce sentencing disparities for drug offenders in the federal prison system, Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced that the Justice Department will soon detail new, more expansive criteria that the Department will use in considering when to recommend clemency applications for the President’s review.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A few days ago, many of you observed the beginning of Passover, marking the start of a long and difficult journey from tyranny and persecution toward freedom in the Promised Land. Today, this community begins its own journey of healing. And although the road ahead will not be easy, I promise you that I, and millions of others throughout our nation, will be here to walk alongside you – not only today, but always. We will never stop fighting for justice. And we will never forget the names, or the stories, of those we lost.

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