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Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release

...designed to encourage thousands of additional inmates to seek an early release. Two years ago, then-Attorney General Eric Holder directed federal prosecutors to avoid seeking mandatory minimum sentences - which limit the discretion of judges to...
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Justice Dept. encourages prosecutions of corporate execs

...Attorney General Loretta Lynch, appears aimed at turning the page from some of the criticism that dogged her predecessor, Eric Holder, in the aftermath of the largest economic meltdown since the Great Depression.Public advocacy groups and other watchdogs...
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Alaska rejects legislation to prevent prison rape

...Several states have changed their stance on the law. Last year, a handful of governors told U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that they wouldn't try to meet the federal standards, some arguing the law represented federal overreach or would...
DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...particularly when it comes to law enforcement officials."Leonhart will leave the agency in mid-May, Attorney General Eric Holder said in announcing her retirement."Michele has led this distinguished agency with honor, and I have been proud to...
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People questioned in shooting released Ferguson.3:30 P.M.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says whoever shot two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri...their families.11:20 A.M.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson...
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Outside Editorial: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential

...reporters to do their jobs without fear of government prosecution.As he prepares to leave his job, Attorney General Eric Holder eliminated a loophole in the department's rules that made it easier for prosecutors to subpoena journalists. At the...
Obama AG nominee up for confirmation bring her up for a vote.Lynch, who would become the nation's first black female attorney general, replacing Eric Holder, is now the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She has been waiting 164 days for a vote, far...
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Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...discriminatory voter disenfranchisement." Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined the dissent.Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the proximity to the election, but said that did not excuse the use of a law found unconstitutional by...
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Trial opens in Native language voting lawsuit

...misunderstood its assertions and were overreaching the voting rights law.Also this month, U.S. Attorney General Eric holder announced his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American...
Supreme Court declines to review Montana gun law

...prior rulings from the Supreme Court already decided the issue in favor of federal regulation.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was named as the defendant in the case. The U.S. Justice Department waived its right to respond to the state's...


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