Eric Holder On Political Boundaries Former Attorney General Eric Holder is thinking about boundaries. He's leading an effort to change the way legislative boundaries are drawn. And he's also thinking about the boundaries of his former department, as President Trump's frustrations with current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
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Eric Holder On Political Boundaries

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Former attorney general Eric Holder is thinking about boundaries.

He's leading an effort to change the way legislative boundaries are drawn. Last year, Holder launched the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which aims to fight gerrymandering, or the shaping of legislative districts to favor a particular political party. The committee has earned support from former president Barack Obama.

But he's also thinking about the boundaries of his former department. If President Trump tried to pardon himself, Holder told us, "the [Department of Justice] would have to decide where they stand — with the president or the Constitution."

Are redistricting efforts effective in reducing polarization? What does he think should happen if President Trump tries to fire Special Counsel Robert Muller? And is Holder mulling running for president in 2020?