Attorney Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General under the Obama administration from 2009-2015, has signed on to represent California during the Trump administration.
Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D- Los Angeles), said in an interview, ?[Holder] will be our lead litigator, and he will have a legal team of expert lawyers on the issues of climate change, women and civil rights, the environment, immigration, voting rights ? to name just a few.?
Holder is currently a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling. His role as Attorney General marked the nation’s first African-American Attorney General.
In a recent statement, California lawmakers said, Holder was brought on to ?protect California’s economy and our sensible policies on climate change, health care, civil rights and immigration. This is a critical moment in the history of our nation. We have an obligation to defend the people who elected us and the policies and diversity that make California an example of what truly makes our nation great.”
He will assist Gov. Jerry Brown, yet-to-be-confirmed Attorney General Javier Becerra and the Legislature.
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