Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
United States Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that he was stepping down as soon as a successor could be found.
That successor has now apparently been found: It was announced over the weekend that U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch would be President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. If confirmed, Lynch would be the second African American to hold the post of attorney general, following Holder, who was the first.
What else should you know about Loretta Lynch? Here are five things:
It is still unclear whether Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General will occur during the current lame-duck session of Congress or be postponed until the new Republican majority takes over Congress in 2015.