This commentary originally appeared in The Hill on November 18, 2014. 

On Nov. 8, President Obama announced that Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, will be his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. This decision was met almost instantly with praise for selecting an anodyne, confirmable successor, and mild hand-wringing that the selection will not go far enough to continue the legacy that Holder enshrined in the office.

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