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2015's Top 5 Civil Justice Issues

Sara Warner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Based on a survey of National Courts Monitor contributors and our best-guess analysis, the topic of "immigration courts" is a runaway winner for our "Tipping Points" civil justice issue for 2015, but we find some space for other concerns. Here's our top five emerging civil justice issues for 2015.

Eric Holder 'Exasperated' By Leaks In Michael Brown Case

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates with further comments from Holder) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric ...

Lawsuit Filed to Void Debt Ceiling: Is Jack Lew a "Default Denier"?

Victor Williams | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Over Memorial Day Weekend, America honors those who sacrificed to defend our nation and its honor. I paid tribute by revealing my lawsuit to void the...

The Civil Rights Success of Attorney General Holder

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The path of a trailblazer always holds resistance. To pioneer meaningful change, one must be prepared to defend themself against the inevitable opposing force. One man who has come to know this all too well lately is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Federal Drug Enforcement: A Clear and Present Danger

Norm Stamper | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The president, in refusing to bow to the intimidation tactics of the drug enforcement industry, has paved the way for my state, and possibly others, to show the federal government a new way forward on marijuana policy.

Exxon Profits Ironically Jump 41% While Our Government Snoozes Away

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, Exxon's significant increase in profits of late comes after its Chairman and CEO virtually pleaded in May with the pooh-bahs of the Senate Finance Committee to rein in the excessive speculation, if not manipulation, of oil on the commodity exchanges.

Holder Answers Critics On 'Fast And Furious'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that his testimony to Congress about a controversial gun-smuggling probe was truthful and ...

Federal Government Refuses to Defend Defense of Marriage Act -- So Now What

Todd A. Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd A. Solomon

Despite the obviously symbolic value of the Attorney General's press release, the release by itself does not change the existing federal law which still defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

AP Nails It Again: Cartel Arrests Don't Accomplish Sh*t -- But Do Increase Violence

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tony Newman

The AP story confirms what critics of drug war have said for years: The government is quick to boast about large arrests and seizures, but its efforts result in little, if any, slowdown in the drug trade.

Sam Stein

Holder Accuses Critics Of Trying To Deny Him Tools To Fight al Qaeda | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder offered a strong defense of his department's handling of terrorism-related cases on Thursday, arguing that critics in Con...

The Underwear Bomber Laid Bare

Mary Shannon Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Shannon Little

This unorthodox disclosure of Abdulmutallab's cooperation raises serious concerns about this Administration's handling of cooperating witnesses in terrorism investigations.

Teflon Dick: How Cheney Uses Media For Protection

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Dick Cheney has committed unconstrained, and as yet unprosecuted offenses, that include circumventing the Constitution and lying the nation into war.

Breaking the 'Golden Shield'

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Prosecutions must start against the lawyers who gave legal cover to both Bush officials and the line of command that led to those who performed torture.

Dear AG Holder, We Want Your Children to Fail

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

Dear Attorney General Holder, Here's what I know from having taught in big city public high schools for the past 15 years: We want your children to fail. That's the truth.

For Wealthy Tax Cheats, The Moment of Reckoning is Coming

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laurence Leamer

In the Bush years, the IRS became so lax in its enforcement that cheating became routine and hidden Swiss bank accounts almost as much a status symbol as private jets.

Eric Holder: Help Save 49 Lives, Please!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

If it were up to me, I would withdraw death penalty eligibility in all of the pending cases, and I would tell prosecutors never to seek the death penalty. There is the possibility of saving 49 lives.

Sam Stein

Aide: Holder Has Made No Decisions On Prosecuting Bush Officials | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Eric Holder rejected a report Wednesday suggesting that the Attorney General nominee had pledged not to prosecute members of the Bush admin...