All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Attorney General’

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for hundreds, or even thousands, of convicts currently serving harsh punishments for minor drug violations. Thus far in his presidency, Obama …

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Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder today testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and endorsed less strict sentencing for most drug offenders. A proposal by the commission outlined in January and would lower the base offense matched to drug trafficking quantities by two levels. The commission is expected to vote on the proposal sometime in April. The commission estimates that the proposal …

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Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt

On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file for marriage. The mad rush to the county clerk’s office only lasted approximately 2.5 weeks, however, as the Supreme Court …

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Michigan AG Backs Pensioners in Detroit Case

According to The Daily News, Michigan’s Attorney General has come out on the side of retirees in Detroit who stand to lose big time if the city goes ahead with its bankruptcy plans. Republican Bill Schuette said the state’s constitution is clear that those pension plans are a contractural obligation that cannot be disposed of through bankruptcy. Detroit’s Emergency Manager …

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Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans in Last 4 Years

As drones have become more advanced, the American public has become more aware of the devices. The unmanned flying machines could soon be used by private companies (to deliver pizza, for example) and are already heavily used by the military and some U.S. police forces. With the proliferation of this new technology has come a new public scrutiny. Today, U.S. …

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President Obama Invokes Executive Privilege Over Fast and Furious Documents

President Obama has invoked executive privilege over previously undisclosed documents pertaining to the Justice Department’s “Fast & Furious” program, which allowed a cache of weapons to make their way across the Mexican border. The idea behind the program was as follows: ATF agents would give Mexican drug cartels access to weaponry, which, in turn, would allow them to track the …

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