Justice Department

Homeless woman injects herself with heroin.

Holder: Heroin An ‘Urgent Public Health Crisis’ Across US

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a speech at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder Released From Hospital After Feeling Faint, Short of Breath

Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work, the Justice Department said.

02/27/2014

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

Report: Immigrants Getting Better At Fighting Deportations

Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, says study.

02/14/2014

File photo of Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

File photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

DOJ To Question Arpaio In Civil Rights Lawsuit

U.S. Justice Department officials who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office say they’ll question Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his former top aide next month.

02/07/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

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

File photo of a Target. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Judge’s NSA Surveillance Ruling

Government lawyers are asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that threatens the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting every Americans’ telephone records every day.

01/03/2014

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

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