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Obama administration issues new guidelines for schools on children of undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --The Obama administration reminded local officials that all children in their districts have the right to go to school, even those in the U.S. illegally.
Frances Burns
House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --After months of partisan wrangling, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
Gabrielle Levy
Report: States should switch to one-drug execution protocols

Report: States should switch to one-drug execution protocols

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A group of former governors, judges and other experts recommended Wednesday that the U.S. should switch to a one-drug protocol for executions.
Frances Burns
Obama: Botched Oklahoma execution 'highlights' problems with application of death penalty

Obama: Botched Oklahoma execution 'highlights' problems with application of death penalty

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma "highlights" problems with the death penalty in that state and elsewhere, President Obama said Friday.
Frances Burns
Sarah Palin: If I were in charge, waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists

Sarah Palin: If I were in charge, waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists

INDIANAPOLIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin took to the stage in Indianapolis Saturday to speak out against gun control legislation at the NRA's "Stand And Fight" gathering.
Matt Bradwell
Holder cancels speech to Oklahoma police recruits amid threatened protests

Holder cancels speech to Oklahoma police recruits amid threatened protests

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25 (UPI) -- A conservative state lawmaker claimed victory when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to graduating Oklahoma City police recruits.
Frances Burns
Justice Department reveals details of plan for clemency for some drug offenders

Justice Department reveals details of plan for clemency for some drug offenders

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Non-violent offenders serving long drug sentences will be provided with lawyers to help them win clemency, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Obama plans to expand clemency criteria, thousands of drug offenders could apply

Obama plans to expand clemency criteria, thousands of drug offenders could apply

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Department of Justice to release new clemency criteria guidelines aimed at reducing the sentences of non-violent drug offenders convicted of crack cocaine.
JC Sevcik
House panel moves forward with Lois Lerner contempt

House panel moves forward with Lois Lerner contempt

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The House Ways and Means Committee voted to formally ask the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for "extreme bias" in the IRS targeting scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading at Wall Street and financial firms, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers Friday.
Ananth Baliga
Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

A gut-wrenching 9-1-1 call from an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer with three family members pleading for help in their runaway Lexus made headlines in August 2009.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Reid: CIA appears to have been snooping on Senate investigation

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has asked the sergeant at arms to determine if the CIA snooped on an Intelligence Committee investigation.

Justice Dept. is reviewing CIA spying allegations, Holder says

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Allegations made by the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee against each other are under review, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Toyota to pay $1.2B in penalties to settle U.S. criminal investigation

Toyota to pay $1.2B in penalties to settle U.S. criminal investigation

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle a criminal probe of how it handled unintended acceleration in its vehicles, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Eric Holder backs plan for reduced drug sentences

Eric Holder backs plan for reduced drug sentences

March 13 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said he supports a plan to reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders.
Gabrielle Levy
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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington on January 22, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd and current Attorney General of the United States and the first African American to hold the position, serving under President Barack Obama.

Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, a United States Attorney, Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to then-Senator Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee.

Eric H. Holder, Jr. was born in the Bronx, New York, to parents with roots in Barbados. Holder's father, Eric Himpton Holder, Sr. (1905–1970) was born in Saint Joseph, Barbados and arrived in the United States at the age of 11. He later became a real estate broker. His mother, Miriam, was born in New Jersey, while his maternal grandparents were immigrants from Saint Philip, Barbados. Holder grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens, and attended public school until the age of 10. When entering the 4th grade he was selected to participate in a program for intellectually-gifted students. In 1969, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and attended Columbia University, where he played freshman basketball and was co-captain of his team. He earned a A.B. degree in American history in 1973. Holder received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, graduating in 1976. He worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund during his first summer and the United States Attorney during his second summer.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eric Holder."
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