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Lynch: NSA’s Intelligence-Gathering Programs Are ‘Constitutional And Effective’

Loretta Lynch said that current National Security Agency intelligence-gathering programs are “constitutional and effective.”

01/28/2015

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Report Gives Mostly High Marks for Attorney General Nominee

Justice Department evaluators gave mostly high ratings to the management skills of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, in a report made public five days before she faces a Senate confirmation hearing.

01/23/2015

President Obama Loretta Lynch

Senate Panel to Hold Attorney General Hearing Jan. 28-29

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

01/16/2015

Police watch over demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Holder Calls for Better Data on Police use of Force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping on how often police officers use force and are themselves attacked, saying the current data is incomplete and inadequate.

01/15/2015

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Holder Announces Plan To Target Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.

12/01/2014

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Obama to Nominate Lynch as Attorney General

In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

11/07/2014

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

D.C. Lawyer Says Congress Wants Control of Spending

Even though he personally supports giving the District of Columbia more power over its local budget, the city’s attorney general told a federal appeals court Friday that Congress has made clear that it wants to maintain control of the purse strings.

10/17/2014

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Frosh Gets Democratic Nod for Md. Attorney General

State Sen. Brian Frosh is the Democratic nominee for Maryland attorney general.

06/24/2014

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Process of Electing D.C. Attorney General Begins

District of Columbia elections officials are making nominating petitions available for candidates for attorney general.

06/13/2014

File photo of a gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

D.C. Court Throws Out Law Postponing Election

The District of Columbia’s highest court has ruled that the city must hold an election for the office of attorney general as soon as practically possible.

06/04/2014

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