Holder’s Warped World

Thomas Jefferson Club Blog

Those in public office should know what the responsibilities of that office are. According to Attorney General Eric Holder: “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. The responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.” Where, exactly, is it written that the attorney general’s job is to “change things” and be an “activist”?

According to the National Association of Attorneys General, typical Attorneys General powers are: authority to issue formal opinions to state agencies; act as public advocates; propose legislation; enforce federal and state environmental laws; represent the state and state agencies before the state and federal courts; handle criminal appeals and serious statewide criminal prosecutions; institute civil suits on behalf of the state; represent the public’s interests in charitable trust and solicitations; and operate…

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