Tag Archive: Holder

What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

Interesting days in Washington. The President’s men stonewalling Congress. A flimsy and ill-reasoned invocation of executive privilege. Calls for a Special Prosecutor. A movement to hold the Attorney General in contempt. If I didn’t know better, I’d think we were talking about 1974, Watergate, Nixon, Mitchell, Haldeman, et al. But e’re not. It’s 2012, and…

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More on Obama’s DOMA Policy Shift

There’s been a lot of commentary about the Obama Administration’s announcement yesterday that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. If you’re interested in the legal policy issues and implications on this, I highly recommend that you check out the various posts at the Volokh Conspiracy. There have been…

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1 1/2 Cheers for Obama and Holder

I don’t agree with Barack Obama on pretty much anything. That much is probably clear from most of what I’ve posted here and elsewhere. It is probably also clear that I don’t think very much of Eric Holder’s performance as Attorney General, either. And, to be sure, I have some issues with the Attorney General’s…

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I Didn’t Read the Documents, But That’s OK, File the Lawsuit Anyway

As I’ve been following the semi-furor over Eric Holder’s revelation before a Congressional committee that he hasn’t read the Arizona immigration statute – a law that he’d earlier suggested he’d have the government sue to invalidate – I’ve been wondering how such an approach would work in private practice. In that context, not having read…

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