Brooklyn barrister nominated for Attorney General

 

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President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch as the next US attorney general replacing the outgoing Eric Holder. An accomplished litigator in both the public and private sector, Lynch has built up an impressive legal resume and has won praise from local Brooklyn politicians.

US representative from Brooklyn Hakim Jeffries hailed Lynch as ” a first rate attorney, talented law enforcement professional and principled public servant. Her career journey is the absolute embodiment of the American dream, and she will serve this great country well as Attorney General. ”

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson praised Lynch as ” a terrific choice to become the next United States Attorney General. She is tough, but fair, and most importantly, unflinching in her resolve to see that justice is done. I had the honor of working with her in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York. She is not only an outstanding lawyer, but also a great person.”

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