Attorney General

Vice President Joe Biden swears in Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general  at the Justice Department on April 27, 2015. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Loretta Lynch Sworn In As New US Attorney General

Lynch was sworn in as the nation’s 83rd attorney general Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding.

04/27/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the full Senate Ms. Lynch will succeed Eric Holder as the next U.S. Attorney General.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay.

04/23/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Leaders Reach Deal For Vote On Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

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.

04/21/2015

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch speaks after U.S. President Barack Obama introduced her as his nominee to replace Eric Holder during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giuliani, NYC Leaders Push Congress To Confirm Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Several current and former New York City leaders pushed Congress Friday to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

03/20/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Press For Vote On Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

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.

03/05/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Loretta Lynch Nomination To Serve As Attorney General

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.

02/26/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

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.

01/29/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Opens Hearings For Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

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.

01/28/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Picked As Attorney General Nominee

Plans to announce the nomination were hastily put together after reports of Lynch’s selection began to surface on Friday.

11/08/2014

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (credit: Justice Dept.)

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Emerges As Lead Attorney General Candidate

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.

11/07/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Reports: Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal Mentioned As Possible Attorney General Replacement

Connecticut’s senior senator is being mentioned in reports as a possible choice to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.

09/26/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Eric Holder Is Resigning

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

09/25/2014

This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

South Dakota AG: New York State Gun Laws Set Worrying Precedent

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.

05/07/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.”

02/27/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Schneiderman Seeks To Facilitate Lawsuits By Wrongful Convicts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed revisions in state law, so that more people wrongfully convicted of crimes bring damage claims against the state.

02/18/2014

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