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How A Law From 1964 Suddenly Protects Transgender Government Workers

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Attorney General Eric Holder released a memo Thursday outlining the Justice Department’s decision to redefine its interpretation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people. Show More Summary

Feds Announce Trans Protections

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. ThatShow More Summary

Holder Says Transgenders Covered By Civil Rights Act; Conservative Site Calls It ‘Crossdressing’

Attorney General Eric Holder affirmed that transgender persons are covered by the Civil Rights Act. “I have determined that the best reading of Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status,” the outgoing head of the Justice Department said. “This important shift will ensure that [...]

Justice Department Will Now Back Claims Of Anti-Trans Discrimination Under Title VII

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Speaking on behalf of the Department of Justice yesterday, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder clarified the department’s new official position on anti-trans discrimination being encompassed within Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Previously the department refused to...

Transgender government workers now protected under Civil Rights Act

Claims of workplace discrimination against transgender people will now be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a memo released Thursday. “This important shift will ensureShow More Summary

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"I have determined that the best reading of Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status."—Attorney General Eric Holder, in a statement announcing...Show More Summary

New York AG Tells Walmart, Amazon, Sears To Stop Allegedly Selling Illegal Toy Guns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office says several retailers are selling illegal toy guns online, as the items don’t carry an orange stripe required to mark them as fakes and not real weapons. His office annoucned today...Show More Summary

Not profiling people is foolish and dangerous

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has promised a campaign to end profiling "once and for all." This despite the fact that, as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently pointed out, blacks account for a highly disproportionate amount of crime.

Obama’s Justice Department secretly helped kill FOIA transparency bill

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

U.S. President Barack Obama looks toward Attorney General Eric Holder. Justice Department investigators have engaged in aggressive tactics against journalists in recent months. [Reuters] We’ve long known the Justice Department’s stance on transparency has been hypocritical and disingenuous. But they’ve really outdone themselves this time. Read the rest

Eric Holder: "We, as a nation, have failed"

In a candid interview with New York magazine, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with Joy-Ann Reid about his tenure as President Obama's top justice official. Read more...

Eric Holder: ‘We, as a Nation, Have Failed’ to Deal with Race, Police Distrust

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out on the current wave of police protests in a new interview this week with New York Magazine, remarking that the U.S. has "failed" in dealing with the distrust between minorities and law enforcem...

Attorney General Allows Limited Subpoena of New York Times Journalist

Attorney General Eric Holder has given federal prosecutors permission to subpoena New York Times reporter James Risen for some information regarding his connection to a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Though New York Times reporter James Risen has been adamant about not revealing his sources and the Department of Justice indicated last week…

Eric Holder: It’s a ‘Good Thing’ Athletes Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

During a quick interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder approved of the pro athletes supporting the Eric Garner protestors by wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts, singling out LeBron James and Derrick Rose in particular for lending their star power to the protests.

US Attny Gen Eric Holder Praises NBA Player for 'I Can't Breathe' Shirt

In an recent interview, US Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his pleasure at Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose for wearing a t-shirt with the phrase "I Can't Breathe" emblazoned across it on the court last week. Rose was joinedShow More Summary

NYT reporter James Risen will not be forced to reveal confidential source

Ending a years-long battle, Attorney General Eric Holder has directed that reporter James Risen not be forced to reveal a confidential source's identity, according to a senior Justice Department official who spoke with NBC News. Risen's book, State of War, outlined the CIA's efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear arms program. Show More Summary

Eric Holder: Profiling Continues

I first met Eric Holder during the Clinton years when he was serving as Deputy Attorney General. Back then, my community was deeply troubled by FBI harassment, the government's use of "secret evidence" to detain individuals, and profiling...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Holder deal with James Risen?

Politico: Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to try to force New York Times reporter James Risen to identify a confidential source, defusing a high-profile showdown with the Fourth Estate that could have led to Risen beingShow More Summary

Justice Dept. will not force New York Times reporter to reveal confidential book source

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to force a New York Times reporter to divulge the identity of a confidential source for a book that detailed a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a person familiar with the decision said on Friday. Federal...

NYT Journalist James Risen Won't Be Forced To Reveal His Source

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Attorney General Eric Holder won't compel the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to name his confidential source on CIA operations. It's the conclusion of a standoff that has lasted for years.

NYT's Risen won't be forced to reveal confidential source

Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to demand in court that James Risen, a national security reporter for the New York Times, reveal his source for a book that reported a CIA effort to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons progra...

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