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Eric Holder

  1. impeachment
    House Republican Wants Impeachment of Trump to Include Impeachment of ObamaBradley Byrne, an Alabama Republicans who needs some MAGA magic, is going the extra mile to go after Trump’s hated predecessor.
  2. gerrymandering
    State Court Tosses GOP’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map in North CarolinaRepublican boasts about partisan motives for maps challenged, as an illegal racial gerrymander backfired.
  3. just asking questions
    Eric Holder on Rod Rosenstein, Working with Uber, and Prosecuting BankersA conversation with the former attorney general about the Russia investigation, his work with Airbnb and Uber, and his plans for 2020
  4. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election Is Going To Be A BarnburnerIn a closely divided and intensely partisan state, this judicial election will be among other things a tune-up for November.
  5. Court Orders Scott Walker to Hold Special Elections Republicans Want to AvoidScott Walker figures the best way to avoid embarrassing special election results is to not hold the elections at all. But a judge disagrees.
  6. select all
    Eric Holder, Uber Employees to Conduct ‘Independent Review’ of Sexism ClaimsThe company is moving fast following harassment allegations from a former employee.
  7. early and often
    Obama’s Post-Presidency Plan: Challenge the GOP’s State-Level AdvantageRepublicans did a brilliant job of entrenching themselves in Congress and the states after 2010’s redistricting. Dems are playing catch-up.
  8. crimes and misdemeanors
    Eric Holder Admits Edward Snowden’s Leaks Were a ‘Public Service’But he still thinks Snowden should face “consequences.”
  9. people who shouldn’t be in jail
    Justice Department Will Release 6,000 Nonviolent Drug Convicts Late This MonthGreat news for the many real-life versions of Empire’s Cookie Lyon.
  10. Eric Holder Has Become a ‘Black Political Superhero’His exit is a glimpse into the grief two years from now when the first black family leaves the White House.
  11. bye!
    Eric Holder: ‘I Think We Can Officially Say Now That Eric Holder Is Free’Loretta Lynch gets sworn in next week. 
  12. Senate Passes Trafficking Bill After a month of fighting, the bill passed 99–0. 
  13. obvious rules
    Holder Reminds Federal Employees That Soliciting Prostitutes Is Illegal“The solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department.”
  14. very good things
    Cops Can No Longer Just Seize Your MoneyIt’s a thing called “civil forfeiture.”
  15. Eric Holder on His Final Battle As Atty General“We protest. We get loud. We disrupt things.”
  16. cleveland’s finest
    Cleveland Police Will Get an Overseer The Justice Department will be appointing one.
  17. What Obama’s AG Pick Could Do in FergusonIn a talk from 2000, U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch outlined her preferred tool for tackling racial injustice in the police force.
  18. comings and goings
    Meet Loretta Lynch, Obama’s Nominee for U.S. Attorney GeneralThe front-runner to replace Eric Holder would be the first black woman to hold the job.
  19. ferguson
    Justice Department Not at All Pleased With Michael Brown Leaks“An inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.”
  20. comings and goings
    Eric Holder Is Just About Done Being Attorney GeneralHe’ll step down as soon as a successor is in place.
  21. crimes and misdemeanors
    Why 46,000 People in Prison for Drugs May Get Out EarlyThe U.S. Sentencing Commission has reduced its recommended sentences retroactively.
  22. the war on drugs
    Eric Holder Backs Plan to Shorten Drug SentencesWhich would cut the federal prison population by 6,550 inmates.
  23. equal rites
    Justice Dept. to Give Gay Couples Equal RightsThat means the right to decline to testify against a spouse and to file for bankruptcy together.
  24. profiling
    Holder Plans to Expand Limits on Profiling by Federal AgentsOr at least, that’s what he told Mayor De Blasio.
  25. equal rites
    United States Will Recognize Marriages of Utah’s Same-Sex Newlyweds The state will not.
  26. Some Republicans Will Try to Impeach Eric Holder, But It Won’t WorkTed Yoho’s fifteen minutes.
  27. civil rights
    March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary PhotosEric Holder and other leaders spoke about the continued need to fight for civil rights.
  28. Is Today the Beginning of the End of America’s ‘Tough on Crime’ Policies?The key question: How much have we given up?
  29. the war on drugs
    Holder Plans to Reform Drug SentencingIn an effort to reduce the prison population.
  30. crimes and misdemeanors
    U.S. Promises Not to Torture, Kill Edward SnowdenEric Holder wrote a polite letter to Russia.
  31. media
    Reporter Compelled to Testify after DOJ Promises to Back Off ReportersAwkward timing.
  32. zimmerman verdict
    Holder Blasts ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws After Zimmerman VerdictAs civil rights leaders plan a “movement for social justice.”
  33. great moments in cable news
    Fox News Asks the Questions Nobody Else Is Asking Because They’re Dumb QuestionsWho is the bigger threat: Eric Holder or Ayman al-Zawahiri?
  34. the media
    Journalists Become Sources on Off-the-Record DOJ MeetingAfter colleagues boycott the discussion.
  35. the media
    News Media Unimpressed by DOJ’s Off-the-Record Meeting OfferThe AP and NYT have already said they won’t go.
  36. Eric Holder Once Ordered Investigation of Reporting He Now Wants to DefendThe Attorney General’s relationship with the media gets murkier.
  37. early and awkward
    Eric Holder Let Darrell Issa Know Just How Much He Hates Him Today“Shameful.”
  38. snark
    Eric Holder Has a Few Words for Rand Paul“It has come to my attention …”
  39. too big to jail
    Eric Holder Gets Passive-Aggressive With Senators on Too-Big-to-Fail QuestionThe attorney general agrees that banks are too big, but implies it’s Congress’s fault.
  40. memorials
    Eric Holder Calls Sikh Temple Shooting a Hate Crime at Memorial But stopped short of making a substantive statement on gun control.
  41. Justice Department Won’t Investigate HolderWho could have predicted this?
  42. politics
    House Votes to Hold Eric Holder in ContemptSeventeen Democrats voted in favor, while others walked out.
  43. squabbles
    House Wants to Hold Eric Holder in ContemptHe doesn’t seem super-worried.
  44. plugging the leaks
    Obama Sticking With Embattled Ambassador NomineeAccording to David Plouffe.
  45. national security leaks
    Eric Holder Launches National Security Leak Investigation [Updated]To be headed by the D.C. and Maryland U.S. Attorneys.
  46. early and awkward
    James O’Keefe Proves That Pointless Form of Voter Fraud Is PossibleWell done.
  47. war on terror
    Obama Administration Justifies Killing Citizens as ACLU’s Jaw DropsAttorney General Eric Holder gave a speech defending the policy today.
  48. news corp. scandal
    Eric Holder Says There’s ‘No Proof’ 9/11 Victims Were HackedSo far, that is.
  49. terrorble
    9/11 Suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will Get a Military Trial in Gitmo [Updated]Rather than a civilian trial at federal court in Manhattan.
  50. equal rites
    Obama Decides Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional, Orders Justice Department to Stop Defending It in CourtThis is big.
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