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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C.

Clinton Finds Choice for Justice Office

March 13, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

President Clinton plans to nominate Eric H. Holder Jr., the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to become the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, a move that would make him the highest-ranking black law-enforcement officer in U.S. history. White House officials informed Holder that Clinton wanted him to replace Deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie S. Gorelick, who announced her resignation in January, administration sources said.

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