Eric Holder

The Supreme Court has played whack-a-mole with the Voting Rights Act: Strike down one part of the law, encourage people to use another part of it, then strike that part down. The Texas lawsuit gives them another whack. 

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“We will not allow the Supreme Court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”

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Some potentially good news from the Justice Department today: It appears that, in certain circumstances, prosecutors will be forbidden from listing the amount of illegal substances at issue in minor drug cases. The problem is that mandatory minimum sentences have the effect of harshly punishing drug offenders, and leading to overcrowded, expensive prisons. The rules will not affect violent offenders, or those that used guns when committing their crimes, or members of violent gangs. 

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When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will try to restore the Justice Department’s authority to review voting laws in Texas, the move was cheered by Democrats—and especially minority voters—who feared disenfranchisement after the Supreme Court struck down a central component of the Voting Rights Act.

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Eric Holder, Cave Man

Why the attorney general always disappoints himself

Why the attorney general always disappoints himself.

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Against Our Values—And Bad at Keeping Us Safe

The real problem with data mining

Massive data sweeps like the NSA's recently disclosed program are an affont to Democratic values. 

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Why wouldn't Fox's parent company tell the network that the Justice Department had searched the communications of one of a Fox reporter? 

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The White House Scandal No One Noticed

Why did Wall Street get off easier than the AP and IRS?

Why did Wall Street get off easier than the AP and IRS?

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Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

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Remember when Obama promised to restore those civil liberties that Bush took away?

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