Source: US News & World Report

Loretta Lynch Embraces Eric Holder’s Legacy on Civil Rights

President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department appeared poised for Senate confirmation after two days of hearings in which Loretta Lynch earned the confidence of top Republicans on the Judiciary Committee – sometimes by distancing herself from outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

But, to the relief of civil rights advocates, Lynch also pointed to areas of Holder’s legacy – particularly involving race – that she plans to continue.

“There’s no doubt that voting rights and criminal justice reform have to be at the forefront of the Department of Justice’s agenda,” says Leslie Proll, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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