Whose lawyer? The attorney general's position is the trickiest in the cabinet. He is appointed by the president and lives at the president's favor. But he is also the people's lawyer. As head of the Justice Department, he has to ensure that justice is done and seen to be done. He has to reject every political attempt to interfere with enforcement of the law. Prosecutors can never, ever be given the slightest cause to think they will win political favor by pursuing or dropping a case.As Ace points out, the above denouncement of Gonzales could equally be applied to Holder as well:
Much like illegal immigration -- the law [against non-US citizens voting in US elections] is kept on the books, as a nod to public opinion, but states will be sued if they actually enforce the law.