iOS app Android app

Holder

Holder Staying On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to Fox News. Th...

Janell Ross

Racial Profiling Push Back at NCLR

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.09.2012 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Atto...

Did The GOP Overreach On Holder Contempt Vote?

www.motherjones.com | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

The "Fast and Furious" imbroglio may have just gone sideways on House Republicans. Just prior to them leading a House vote for contempt against Attorn...

Jennifer Bendery

House Takes Serious Action On Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, an issue that has become so politicized t...

Holder Vote Looming

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Barring a last-minute deal, House Republicans plan historic votes Thursday to hold Attorney G...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Issa's Committee Takes Serious Action Against Holder

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker...

House Committee Taking Vote On Holder

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A House committee is poised to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of...

When The U.S. Government Can Kill You, Explained

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

On Monday, the Obama administration explained when it's allowed to kill you. Speaking to students and faculty at Northwestern University law school...

Democrats Want Hardworking Americans to Pay for Everything! Now, the Internet?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
The Relentless Conservative

While the Internet may be important, there's no reason why the rest of us paying customers should pay more so that the unemployed and chronic poor get a free ride.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Zach Carter

Obama's Fraud Squad Targets Record Oil Price Plunge

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to the federal agencies involved in the president's new Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Gr...

Not Defending DOMA: A Conscientious and Responsible Decision

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

A distinguished fellow law professor, Adam Winkler, has recently argued that the Obama Administration's decision not to defend the constitutionality o...

Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Here's why the Justice Department's halt to a key part of its CIA torture investigation looks like another whitewash. The DOJ compromised its probe ...

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Friday Talking Points [143] -- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Appeal?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[OK, that was rather a fun title to write, but I have to at least begin with a warning that, while today's column is almost completely Obama-centric i...

U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

The Justice Department Monday announced arrests of two Alabama gambling kingpins and four legislators in a corruption probe primarily targeting Democratic office-holders and contributors.

Famed Doctor Cyril Wecht: Fight Justice Department Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Forensic medical expert Cyril H. Wecht provides a vitally needed defendant's perspective on the terrible Justice Department misconduct that USA Today ...

New Facts Call Into Question DOJ Investigations Past and Present

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

A question reporters and the public need to pursue is whether a culture of error and cover-up prevailed in the Department of Justice under Bush and continues under President Obama.

DOJ's Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

While many have waited a lifetime to hear government officials address the lack of competition in agriculture and enforce antitrust laws, one question remains: How fast will the wheels of justice turn?

Liz Cheney Group Attacks Eric Holder: 'As If He Doesn't Know We're At War'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liz Cheney's group, Keep America Safe shot back at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on Tuesday that terrorists in court have the same righ...

Miranda Panders

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Political sport has put Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama, on the defensive. They are running in reverse as they once again heed the call of political expedience even when it comes to eroding the 5th Amendment.

"Lawyer Up" First, Flip Gently: How Legal Persuasion Works With Terror Suspects

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Unlike the use of torture -- which is illegal under domestic and international law, frequently unproductive and a political shot-to-the-foot of our national interests in being seen to adhere to the rule of law -- traditional law enforcement tools for eliciting cooperation of suspects have been long considered lawful.

Mythical Misinformation: Fighting Apocalyptic Apparitions

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation, honing the Big Lie to a masterpiece of fiction that makes Dostoevsky look like a hack in comparison.

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...