[Ed. – Aw, shucks!]
Former Attorney General Eric Holder has returned to his old stomping grounds at Covington & Burling after more than six years with President Barack Obama’s administration.
Holder told the National Law Journal, in an interview published Monday, that this is the “last stop” of his career. He also ruled out the possibility of being nominated to the Supreme Court, saying that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and offered him a spot, he would politely decline.
“I’d say, ‘Madame President, with all due respect, you need to pick somebody who’s a) younger and b) who’s a lot more interested,’ ” Holder said.
Before joining the White House in 2009, Holder had been a partner at the firm since 2001.
Holder also said that he was “surprised” at how quickly public opinion changed around the Confederate flag issue in light of last month’s attack at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.