Beltway Happenings 
Dec. 8, 2008--Attorney General-designate Eric Holder met with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in Leahy's Senate office.  Leahy later walked Holder over to meet with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), the ranking member of the Committee.

President-elect Obama announced his selection of Holder on Dec. 1; he has thus far named seven Cabinet Secretaries.  Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution specifies that such nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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