ATTORNEY GENERAL/LEGAL/OBAMA ADMIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Eric H. Holder Jr., the United States attorney general for six years under President Barack Obama, stepped away from public service in 2015 but has since emerged as a bulwark against the Trump administration, taking a leading role in challenging the president’s policies in court and trying to chip away at the Republicans’ grip on state governments…After the Trump administration announced this week that it would add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, Mr. Holder said he planned to sue to block the change on behalf of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which he chairs. The census aims to count everyone who resides in the country, whether they are citizens or not, and Mr. Holder echoed the concerns expressed by several states this week that the citizenship question could reduce the responses from noncitizens and even legal immigrants. He said his lawsuit would be aided by Mr. Trump’s Twitter utterances.”

Matthew Hagg, “Eric Holder Says He’ll Sue to Block Citizenship Question on Census,” The New York Times online, Mar. 29, 2018