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The Trouble With Eric Holder


Media reports indicate that President-elect Obama will be nominating Eric Holder, a former Clinton administration official, as attorney general.

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A columnist with The Nation magazine, Nichols just wrote the piece "The Trouble With Eric Holder."

The piece states that "Holder was part of the legal team that in 2005 developed strategies for securing re-authorization of the Patriot Act."

Murillo just wrote the piece "Human Rights Contradictions Evident With Obama's Attorney General Pick: Holder's Links to Chiquita Brands International Not a Good Sign for Justice for the Victims of Paramilitary Terror."

Murillo is associate professor of communication at Hofstra University in New York and the author of Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization. He is currently living in Colombia, finishing another book.

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