The Trials and Tribulations of Eric Holder

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  • Operation Scapegoat
  • Standing His Ground on Voting Rights
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • New Black Panters, Same Old Problems
  • Shooting the Messenger
  • Cuba Libre
  • Deception
  • Hard Times
  • Pressing Matters
  • The Whole Truth?
  • Drumbeat
  • Washington Two-Step
  • Gives as Good as He Gets
  • Fast and Very Furious
  • A First

Guantanamo Bay

In 2011, Holder conceded defeat in his plan to prosecute alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged plotters in U.S. civilian courts. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers seriously objected to and took measures to prevent what New York Sen. Chuck Schumer described as a "wrong-headed idea," that critics said showed he was soft on terrorism.

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