Loretta Lynch Makes History as the First African American Female Attorney General in the U.S.

Loretta LynchAfter her nomination was stalled for 165 days, Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by the Senate to be Attorney General of the United States. She replaces Eric Holder.

In a statement released yesterday, President Obama said this of Lynch?s confirmation: ?Loretta’s confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe, keep our nation secure, and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law.?

A native of North Carolina and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Lynch has years of experience in public corruption and civil rights cases. She is credited with helping to get a conviction against the police officers who assaulted Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in Brooklyn, New York.

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