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NYC mayor urges halt to ‘political debates and protests’ until officers are laid to rest

December 23, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Jerry Markon | The Washington Post
New York City leaders tried to tamp down the strong emotions coursing through their city on Monday after the shooting deaths of two police officers, calling for unity and urging protesters to refrain from demonstrations until the officers are laid to rest.
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Justice Department To Continue Investigating Eric Garner's Death

December 4, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
A Staten Island grand jury didn't charge a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. The unarmed black man died after police pulled him aside for selling loose cigarettes and put him in a chokehold.
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What’s next for the city of Ferguson?

November 26, 2014
Just a day after the grand jury announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson remains tense. Gwen Ifill speaks with Christina Swarns, Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Susan McGraw of St. Louis University, on the grand jury’s role in the legal system and what’s next for the city of Ferguson.
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NY Prosecutor Emerges as Top Contender for Attorney General

November 10, 2014
Pete Williams | NBC News
Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, has emerged as a top contender to replace Eric Holder as the next attorney general, but White House officials insist a final decision has not yet been made.
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Voter ID Laws, Florida's Fan Debate, Cell Phone Privacy & Operation Inherent Resolve

October 17, 2014
Supreme Court rules on voting rights and Charlie Crist's traveling fan
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Victories For LGBT, Civil Rights Among Holder's Legacy

September 26, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday. He says he will step down as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.
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Obama Lauds Holder But Mum as to Successor

September 26, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama on Thursday reluctantly accepted Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation after nearly six years, suggesting during a White House tribute that he will nominate a successor whose passion for “equal justice under the law” similarly exemplifies the president’s expectations for “the people’s lawyer.”
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Understanding Eric Holder’s legacy for the Justice Department

September 26, 2014
After six years as head of the Department of Justice, Eric Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, will be stepping down. Holder has focused on major civil liberties issues, but has also been a lightning rod for partisan criticism. Gwen Ifill assesses Holder’s tenure with Tony West, the former associate attorney general, and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.
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Eric Holder: no one forced me out

September 25, 2014
Gwen Ifill | PBS NewsHour
“Well, I can say that to those who think that they forced me out, I hate to break their hearts, but that’s totally untrue,” Holder told me in a telephone interview after the White House confirmed he would step down. “If they couldn’t force me out during the first term, with all of the things that they did – all the mistakes that they made – they certainly weren’t going to do it after what I think has been a relatively good period where we have moved on criminal justice reform, we’ve initiated the fight for voting rights, we’ve done a lot of good things around the issues of LGBT equality.”
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