The Higher Education of the Next Attorney General of the United States

Loretta_Lynch_US_AttorneyOn November 8, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Lynch will be the second woman and the second African American to serve as Attorney General. Lynch, who currently serves as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has been confirmed by the Senate on two previous occasions with no significant opposition.

Lynch is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in English and American literature. She is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.

In 1999, she was appointted by President Clinton as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. When George W. Bush was elected President, Lynch joined a New York law firm but was reappointed to the post in 2010 by President Obama.


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  1. Michael says:

    POTUSs nomination for the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch will be nothing more than a continuation of neoliberal policies and a defender of the Wall Street criminals who have managed to legally steal hundreds of billions of dollars from the American people and even other nation-states. Let’s examine Loretta Lynch’s track record while in NYC, does anyone recall aggressively pursuing the financial criminals or even verbalizing her displeasure of the ongoing police brutality in NYC. In fact, when was the last time you heard Loretta Lynch publicly discuss in trying to have legal warrior Alton Maddoxx reinstated to practice law in NYC defending Black people in NYC.

    In other words, Loretta Lynch will another example of another Black face in a high place.
    The twist to this appointment is that scores of so-called educated Black women will be jumping higher than Lebron James claiming they finally broke that glass ceiling. Yet, the overall functionality of the USDOJ will not change by any measure.

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