After 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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