New York’s governor has issued an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police.
Lynch was sworn in as the nation’s 83rd attorney general Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding.
Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay.
U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday said they have reached a deal to vote on Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general.
Several current and former New York City leaders pushed Congress Friday to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
A letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch’s nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.
The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. She is also expected to win approval by the full Senate, though the timing is uncertain.
Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.
The nation’s top law enforcement job is on the line today as the Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
Plans to announce the nomination were hastily put together after reports of Lynch’s selection began to surface on Friday.
U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week.
Connecticut’s senior senator is being mentioned in reports as a possible choice to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.
Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.
The state attorney general in South Dakota said in a court filing that the New York state ban on semi-automatic weapons sets a worrying precedent that could affect the rights of South Dakotans and people across the country.
AG Eric Holder Briefly Hospitalized After Experiencing Shortness Of Breath During Morning Staff Meeting
The White House said President Barack Obama was notified and wished Holder a “speedy recovery.”