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Holder's Missing Briefs

Already a target for criticism over his decision to try 9/11 plotters in civilian court, Attorney General Eric Holder is now under fire for failing to disclose half a dozen briefs to the Supreme Court, two of which involved the terrorist case. One Republican senator called the issue “an extremely serious matter,” adding, “The attorney general, as with all nominees, has a duty of candor.” Aides for Holder called the omission a mistake. Many of the briefs deal with politically sensitive issues including appealed murder convictions, and were signed by several lawmakers besides Holder.