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The Future of Criminal Justice Reform Is Bleak

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.18.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis The last decade has seen a seismic shift in social and political attitudes regarding the criminal justice system. There seemed ...

Jennifer Bendery

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Clears Senate Judiciary Committee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, bringing her one step closer t...

Some States Are Closing Prisons And Turning Them Into Homeless Shelters, Reentry Centers

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact

Fewer prisoners in cells means more room for resources that benefit communities, and groups around the country are taking advantage of the space. A...

Why Barack Obama Should Pick a Republican for Attorney General

John A. Tures | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Many of the candidates suggested by the media have weaknesses, or other jobs to pursue. A tough fight is looming, regardless of what happens in 2014. Obama needs to consider nominating a Republican, with executive experience.

For Obama, Holder's Exit Leaves A Major Void

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The departure of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder deprives the O...

Eric Holder's Successor Faces Array Of Challenges

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. att...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the nation’s top law enforcement position, announced on Thursday his ...

Eric Holder, Inspired By Michael Brown and James Woods, Issues Criminal Indictment

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

How can it be that when $1.6 billion of customer money goes missing from a commodities trading house -- and is only recovered years later, after farmers and businesses have been irreparably harmed -- no one is indicted? Mountains of evidence have been ignored.

Ryan J. Reilly

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks To Michael Brown's Parents | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday spoke with the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed Saturday by a police of...

Why Eric Holder's New Clemency Guidelines Fall Short

Rick Collins | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Collins

As well-intentioned as Holder's clemency plan is, it falls short That's because releasing prisoners back into society where they are forced to live out the remainder of their lives as convicted felons is a recipe for failure.

Staying Focused

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

History teaches us that negative forces will always try to smear and distort those on the side of justice, that is nothing new. But it is up to us to keep marching forward -- for victory is made up by those that remain focused and disciplined.

Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

Refusing to Defend Unjust Laws: Prosecutorial Discretion or Prosecutorial Nullification?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Holder decries a law that is not only morally repugnant, as Johnson did, but also almost certainly unconstitutional. Defending such laws, as the Republican attorneys general claim they must do, may be a principled exercise of discretion, but a foolish and irrational one.

Eric Holder Hospitalized After Faintness, Shortness Of Breath

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath. Holder is in "good condition" and...

Felony Disenfranchisement Laws Have a Long, Shameful History

Tomas Lopez | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Tomas Lopez

Last month, the Kentucky House passed a bill that could reach many of the more than 180,000 citizens there who cannot currently vote, a figure that would make up the state's third-largest city.

Justice Reform, At Long Last

Timothy P. Silard | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Timothy P. Silard

For those of us who consider criminal justice reform to be one of the leading civil rights issues of our time, these are hopeful signs that we might be entering a new era. We are no longer turning a blind eye to the damage being done to our communities.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Plans To Stay At DOJ 'Well Into 2014' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay at the Justice Department "well into" 2014, the nation's top law enforcement official told Th...

Holder: No Banks Are Too Big To Jail

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No American financial institution is too large to indict and no bank executive immune from criminal prosecution, Attorney Gener...

President Obama Sends Powerful Message on Draconian Drug Sentencing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The end result of the bloated, grotesque drug war is that the U.S., with five percent of the planet's population, has nearly 25 percent of its inmates.

U.S. Plans New Bank Fraud Cases In Early 2014

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds details from interview) By David Ingram WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to bring ...

AG Holder Slams U.S. Mass Incarceration at Security Ministers Conference in Colombia

Tony Newman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Tony Newman

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the Obama administration's most forceful critique to date of U.S. mass incarceration policies, at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellín, Colombia.

Justice Still Demands a Civil Rights Prosecution of Zimmerman

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The right to freedom of movement without the danger of undue harm is a fundamental right that's enshrined in constitutional law and public policy. It's inviolate. The courts have repeatedly upheld a citizen's right to freedom of access and movement in public places.

Jamie Dimon Haircut

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Note to Politicians: Think It's Open Season on Voters? Think Again!

Penda D. Hair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

As we keep working to expose, prevent and dismantle voter suppression across the country, we are collectively letting politicians know that the Supreme Court's Shelby ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

The People Forced the Government to Bend

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

To all who have favored but not worked toward drug policy reform because "the government will never allow it," let this be a lesson. Yesterday's announcement, was a direct result of millions of Americans uniting and forcing the government to do the right thing.