Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the state’s legal strategy against the incoming administration.
The unusual arrangement will give Holder, leading a team of attorneys from the firm Covington & Burling, a broad portfolio covering potential conflicts between California and the federal government.
“He will be our lead litigator, and he will have a legal team of expert lawyers on the issues of climate change, women and civil rights, the environment, immigration, voting rights — to name just a few,” Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said in an interview.
Such a task typically falls to the state attorney general. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown formally nominated Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra to replace former Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who now serves in the U.S. Senate. Becerra, whose nomination hearings in the Legislature begin next week, is expected to be easily confirmed.
Thank You Ms Mason and LA Times.
Ca. needs a legal Titan like Holder to replace the Legal Titan it sent to DC, State AG and former SF City Attorney Kamala Harris, to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer's shoes.
One of our personal faves:
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Fast and Furious
California: the Regime that just decriminalized Child Prostitution.
Failing The Children of California
And with this newest feather in his cap, Where will Holder find the time to get Democrats back in control by Gerrymandering the entire country?
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