Eric Holder: There's a 'Vast Amount' of Discretion in Enforcing Federal Laws

' ... but that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way'

Holder claims 'vast amount' of discretion in enforcing federal laws (The Hill)

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has a “vast amount” of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes the laws that are on the books. 

Holder’s remarks, during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, came in response to GOP accusations that he is flouting the law with its positions on marijuana legalization and criminal sentencing.

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