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Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Discriminatory Laws Don’t Need Defending

State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.

02/25/2014

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Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

02/08/2014

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (credit: FBI)

Feds Seek Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.

01/30/2014

Dzhokar Tsarnaev is accused of planting bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (credit: FBI via Getty Images)

Death Penalty Decision Imminent in Boston Bombing

As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he’s not a proponent of capital punishment.

01/29/2014

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Government to Track Down Thieves in Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.

01/29/2014

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Marijuana Banking Regulations on the Way

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.

01/23/2014

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ACLU: Obama Administration Blocking ATF Agent’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Book

The Obama administration is blocking a federal law enforcement agent from publishing a book about the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting operation because of concerns that the book would negatively affect morale, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.

10/07/2013

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Despite Gun Control Debate, ATF Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

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Government to Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law

The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

09/30/2013

People gather to listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963 and is being led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, King's oldest son.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘Rosa Parks Wasn’t No Ho’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his famous speech and pledging that his dream include equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

08/24/2013

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