Eric Cantor

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BornEric Ivan Cantor
1963-06-06
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materWilliam & Mary Law School, Columbia University
ReligionJudaism
Children • Evan Jenna
• Michael
SpouseDiana Fine
Member ofFoundation for Defense of Democracies
PartyRepublican

Employment.png House Majority Leader

In office
January 3, 2011 - August 1, 2014

Employment.png House Minority Whip

In office
January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011
Preceded byRoy Blunt

Employment.png House Republican Chief Deputy Whip

In office
January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009
Preceded byRoy Blunt

 

Legal Case

NamePlaintiff(s)Defendant(s)StartEndDescription
Hedges v. ObamaDaniel Ellsberg
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky
Jenifer Bolen
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Alexa O'Brien
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Eric Cantor
John Michael McConnell
Nancy Pelosi
US Department of Defense
United States of America
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
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