Jacob Sullum on the Brightest Spot in Eric Holder's Record

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Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and half years in office. Jacob Sullum says Holder is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful. Despite a late start, Sullum writes, Holder has done more to highlight the harm inflicted by our excessively punitive criminal justice system than any of his predecessors.

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