President Obama announced his new Attorney General.
Longtime New York State U.S Attorney Loretta Lynch has been nominated by President Obama to become the next United States Attorney General. She will be replacing Eric Holder who stepped down earlier this year. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch will be the first African-American female to hold the job.
Lynch graduated from Harvard University in 1984. She joined the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York in 1990 and was appointed as the U.S. attorney by President Bill Clinton in 1999.
She left the position in 2001 to become a partner at Hogan and Hartson, a law firm based in London and Washington D.C. She left the position in 2010 to again become the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District Of New York. She was on President Obama’s radar for a the replacement.
One of Lynch’s signature cases is the 1997 sexual assault of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima by New York police. One of the officers involved in the case was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Congrats to the new attorney general.