Holder Defends Criminal Case Against Swartz

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended the criminal case against the late activist Aaron Swartz, saying the penalties sought represented a "good use of prosecutorial discretion." In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder denied that Justice Department prosecutors engaged in any wrongdoing, arguing that Swartz could have avoided a lengthy prison sentence if he had simply accepted a guilty plea of up to six months.