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Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversalShow More Summary

No Limits to Freedom of the Press?

Few things bring about so furious a storm of media protest from the Left and the Right as does jailing a reporter. No wonder Attorney General Eric Holder, who is about to leave office and is no doubt concerned about his legacy, did not want to end his years in office by jailing James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter. Show More Summary

Tucker Carlson: Al Sharpton Helped Kill NYPD Cops By 'Whipping Up Race Hatred'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared on Sunday that MSNBC activist host Al Sharpton and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder were guilty of inciting the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn over the weekend. On Saturday, NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death while sitting in their patrol car. Show More Summary

Oh, the irony: Tucker Carlson blames Al Sharpton for ‘whipping up race hatred’ after NYPD deaths

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared on Sunday that MSNBC activist host Al Sharpton and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder were guilty of inciting the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn over the weekened. On Saturday, NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death while...

Fmr. Governor Pataki: Blame Holder, de Blasio for NYPD Murders

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Former New York Governor George Pataki minced no words blaming outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and Gotham Mayor Bill de Blasio for last night's murder of two NYPD officers, part of a rapid, free-wheeling blame game that also included Al Sharpton, among others.

Unlike They Did for Abortionist Tiller, No Quick Statements by Obama or Holder on Execution of New York Police Officers

As of this writing, about 7:30 p.m. EST, there have been no statements issued on behalf of or by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the execution of two New York City police officers around 3 p.m. … Continue reading ?

Transgender public employees to get discrimination protections

Attorney General Eric Holder The Obama administration once again moves America forward on protections for transgender workers. Months after President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating...Show More Summary

How A Law From 1964 Suddenly Protects Transgender Government Workers

last weekLGBT / 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

last weekLGBT / 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

last weekLGBT / 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

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

last weekOdd : 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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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

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