It’s not as though the briefs in question were filed in obscure cases. The missing documents include a pair that Holder signed in opposition to the Bush administration in a landmark terrorism case—touching on issues that have been a top priority for Holder’s Justice Department.
The attorney general has insisted through aides that the omissions were inadvertent. In a 51-page sworn statement in response to a nomination questionnaire from the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder identified three friend-of-the court briefs that he had filed with the court during his legal career. But he left off six others, including the two in the terrorist case centered on al Qaeda suspect Jose Padilla.
You would think that one would be hard to forget.