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Eric Holder Tells Prosecutors to Stop Coercing Guilty Pleas With One Especially Terrifying Form of Sentence Enhancement

5 hours agoNews : Reason

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) notes further evidence of Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to make the criminal justice system less senselessly punitive: Last Friday he issued a memo instructing federal prosecutors that...Show More Summary

Blog: Holder resignation presents U.S. with opportunity for reform

Last week's announcement by Eric Holder that he will resign as Attorney General marks what will hopefully be the beginning of the end of a perplexingly dark period for press freedom in the U.S. As Holder seeks to solidify his legacy, in part based on important civil rights reforms that...

Holder's Final Vow to Supreme Court: Uphold Marriage Equality

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says that he expects the Department of Justice to stand behind gay and lesbian couples seeking the freedom to marry before the Supreme Court. read more

Poll: 47 percent think Holder driven by politics, not justice

A new poll released by Rasmussen reveals that 47 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that now-former Attorney General Eric Holder was "more interested in politics than in administering justice in a fair way." Twenty-eight percent disagreed...Show More Summary

Preet Bharara Isn’t Saying That He Should Be The Next Attorney General

He’s just saying that the right man for the job would have to look an awful lot like him. “The focus on national security, which is a focus of our office, the focus on cybercrime, which is also the focus of our office, the focus on civil...Show More Summary

David Vitter: Thomas Perez Might Be Worse than Eric Holder

Amidst reports that Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is on the short list for President Obama’s next Attorney General, his longtime critics are rising up in opposition. That includes Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), a long time Perez foe, who announced plans to block his confirmation hearing after Obama nominated him as Labor Secretary in 2013. Show More Summary

Attorney General Says Virginia Abortion Clinics Don’t Have to Report Rapes of Teen Girls

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has issued a shocking ruling saying that abortion clinics do not have to report rapes of teenage girls even though Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics have a long history of doing abortions on rape victims without reporting the rapes to authorities. In an official opinion quietly issued two days […]

US top cop decries encryption, demands backdoors

Attorney general: "technological advances" allow criminals to "avoid detection."

Wendy Davis Argues In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage At Final Texas Gubernatorial Debate: VIDEO

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Fierce Texas state senator Wendy Davis met with attorney general Greg Abbott for a final gubernatorial debate last night. The nearly hour-long conversation about hot topics, ranging from abortion (Davis is pro-choice, Abbott pro-life even in the case of rape...

Greg Abbott’s Views on Abortion Not Supported by Most Texans

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis had their most personal and substantive confrontation of the campaign in their final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, with Abbott's views on abortion clashing...Show More Summary

Eric Holder is a Back Door Man (Tech Edition)

14 hours agoNews : Reason

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is perpetuating a bipartisan raid on privacy, reports The Washington Post. He's calling on tech makers to provide "backdoors" to products and services so that law enforcement can route around encryption...Show More Summary

What States' Attorneys General Can Do About Climate Deniers

Hysterics at the right wing think tanks and their acolytes at The Washington Times, talk radio and the blogosphere, are foaming in apoplexy because I supposedly suggested that "all climate deniers should be jailed." Last week, that canard...Show More Summary

Exclusive - Mitch McConnell: Holder Replacement Must Oppose Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

The replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder must oppose President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty and other executive overreaches, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday evening. In...Show More Summary

Texas Governor’s Debate: Davis Dodges Questions With Unfounded Attacks

HOUSTON, Texas -- Once again, Texas Senator Wendy Davis used the Texas gubernatorial debates not to advance her own agenda, but to dodge questions and continue unfounded and disproven attacks on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Davis...Show More Summary

The Switchboard: Attorney General doesn’t like tech companies’ plans for encryption expansion on mobile devices

  Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police. "Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations […]

Jacob Sullum on the Brightest Spot in Eric Holder's Record

16 hours agoNews : Reason

Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and half years in office. Jacob Sullum saysShow More Summary

Why so few sketchy bankers are behind bars

Some view this aspect of the financial crisis as a major blemish on Attorney General Eric Holder. But it's not quite that simple

Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

19 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who committ similar crimes—an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.

Attorney General: Device Backdoors Should Be Left Open for the Police

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke out yesterday about backdoors in consumer technology, claiming that they should be left open by technology firms so that law enforcement officials are never locked out during important investigations. Read more...

The IRS Scandal, Day 510

Daily Caller: After Holder: Four Things The Next Attorney General Must Address, by Dan Epstein (Executive Director, Cause of Action): Attorney General Eric Holder may be heading for the exit door at the Department of Justice (DOJ), but numerous gaps in the agency’s enforcement remain. Will the next attorney general...

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