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Hannity guest: Eric Holder and ‘myth’ of racism are ‘crippling for blacks’

On Monday, a Fox News panel headed by Sean Hannity attacked commencement speeches made by Attorney General Eric Holder and First Lady Michelle Obama in which both public figures said that the country can do more to eliminate racism and create a more just society. According to Media Matters, Hannity…

Eric Holder to remain U.S. attorney general through November elections at least

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay on through November’s mid-term elections and has no timeline for an exit after that, a Justice Department official told Reuters on Friday. “The Attorney General does not plan to leave before the mid-terms. That does not mean that he…

Justice Department worried about criminals using bitcoin, Eric Holder tells Congress

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department will have to be creative in order to make sure criminals do not use virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to secretly move funds, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. The scrutiny at the highest levels of the Justice Department comes…

Atty. General Holder pushes to lift voting ban against ex-convicts

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder campaigned Tuesday for broader reforms of the U.S. penal code, including allowing ex-convicts to regain the right to vote after serving jail terms. Reiterating his goal of reducing the population of crowded US jails, Holder called for an overhaul of laws restricting the civic rights…

White House grants veterans’ benefits to same-sex couples

The Justice Department said on Wednesday it would no longer enforce the federal ban on veterans’ benefits for members of same-sex couples, the Huffington Post reported. Attorney General Eric Holder explained in a letter to lawmakers that his department had opted not to enforce Title 38, as the rule is…

Sen. Patrick Leahy calls on Eric Holder to testify about federal marijuana policy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will hold a hearing on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws next month, and he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder will be there to testify. “It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the…

Full video: Eric Holder announces drug sentencing reforms

In remarks to the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder called for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. He warned that mandatory minimum sentences had flooded courts and prisons with low-level drug offenders. Watch his remarks, uploaded to YouTube by PBS Newshour,…

Senator Rand Paul ‘encouraged’ by Eric Holder’s proposed drug sentencing reform

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Monday expressed support for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to reform drug sentencing policies. “I am encouraged that the President and Attorney General agree with me that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders promote injustice and do not serve public…

Attorney general addresses Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issues a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on June 25. [U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: Flickr user ryanjreilly, creative commons licensed.]…

Republicans accuse Eric Holder of misleading Congress over leak investigations

Eric Holder has been accused of misleading Congress over his involvement in aggressively investigating journalists for security leaks, forcing the White House to repeatedly defend its embattled attorney general. Republican critics seized on fresh information about attempts to obtain classified emails sent to a Fox News journalist in 2010 and…

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