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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.

U.S. Attorney General Backs Drug Sentencing Reform, Cites 'Human And Moral Costs'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffi...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Attorney General Addresses Surveillance Concerns, IRS Probe

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought to strike a conciliatory tone on the subject of surveillance Wednesday, defending the Obama ad...

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.

Obamacare Could Be Liability For Vulnerable House Democrats

AP | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Patrick Murphy had been a cautious defender of President Barack Obama's health care law for much of the last year,...

Jamie Dimon Haircut

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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.

Holder and Gupta: Too Little, Too Late... But Heck Yeah I'll Take It!

Travis Irvine | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime
Travis Irvine

Both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Dr. Sanjay Gupta made headlines last week by officially changing their positions on drugs.

Stitching Up a Paper Cut: Eric Holder Is 'Fixing' a Federal Problem at the Expense of the States

Adam Banner | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

If the federal government recognizes that mandatory minimums are likely inappropriate sentences for nonviolent offenders, perhaps the states will follow suit, developing diversion programs, prison alternatives, and reasonable means for re-entry.

Dem Congressman Says He'd Be 'Happy' To See Holder Go

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

After the U.S. Justice Department's marijuana crackdowns, spying on reporters and aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, it seems A...

22 Tech Companies Stand Up Against PRISM

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

A coalition of major tech companies and civil liberties groups on Thursday sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for more transparency aroun...

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.

HACKED?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...