U.S. Attorney Holder to address legal community
by Nick Delgado
Guam - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be on island Monday for the District of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Conference. U.S. Attorney for Guam and the CNMI Alicia Limtiaco said he, "Has made it a point to get out and visit all of the districts and there are many we know that there are 94 districts across the country and so he has always indicated that is one of his priorities and at the same time I as a U.S. Attorney always invited him to come to our district.
"We are special in that we are probably the most remote in terms of locations and have unique issues in our district that perhaps may not be shared by others."
Holder will begin his short trip to the territory by touring the U.S. Attorney's Office and meeting with staff. Limtiaco says he will then take time out before speaking at the conference to meet with federal and local law enforcement personnel, noting, "To talk about matters of public safety and public concern to our districts and to our communities and this we really wanted to have a separate special meeting for law enforcement."
Holder will then have a private meet and greet session with island leaders, such as the congresswoman, the governor, senators, mayors, and other faith-based community leaders. All that in a matter of a couple hours before prepping for his speech at the conference, which will also be videoconferenced in Saipan's District Court. Dozens of questions were submitted by local attorneys for Holder. The questions had to be vetted through Washington, DC for approval.
"Asking him questions that had been submitted by bar members and I am not sure we are going to be able to get to all of the questions in the time we have but again he will be generally discussing the priorities of the department of justice as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office," said Limtiaco.
Holder will not be taking any questions from the media.