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  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Holder assures judge of administration's respect

    In a letter written at the request of a federal appellate judge, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday offered assurances that the Obama administration respects the decisions that courts make.


  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Justice Dept. says courts have power to overturn laws

    The Justice Department on Thursday said it accepts the federal courts' power to overturn laws passed by Congress — embracing the doctrine of judicial review just days after President Obama publicly questioned whether judges had that right.


  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. acknowledged Wednesday that the Supreme Court has "the final say" on the constitutionality of legislation. (Associated Press)

    Holder: Justice to answer judge on vetting legislation

    U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department will respond "appropriately" to a federal appellate judge in Texas who demanded a letter recognizing the authority of the federal courts to strike down laws passed by Congress.


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