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Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences 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 …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Boston Bombing Suspect Could Face Death Penalty Boston Bombing Suspect Could Face Death Penalty
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 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the government will seek the death penalty in the case of the United States vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 20-year-old Tsarnaev is a suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed 3 …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
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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 …

U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages

Although many same-sex couples now hold official marriages licenses in Utah, Republican Governor Gary Herbert denied recognizing these same-sex unions on Wednesday, continuing to limit marriage to one man and one woman in his socially conservative state. “It’s very disappointing,” …

Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son
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In 2012, a white supremacist military veteran loaded up with weapons and attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Five people were killed in the attack, including Satwant Singh Kaleka, the small-business owner who founded the temple. No motive …

Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It! Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It!
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A Colorado CBS local affiliate reported that the Obama administration has announced that it will not sue states like Washington and Colorado for violating federal law, although it “reserves the right” to sue them later if it wants. The Denver …

Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws
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The AP has the story: the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit yesterday against the state of Texas. Texas maintains redistricting laws that various minority groups claim are discriminatory in nature. Attorney General Eric Holder said of the lawsuit that …

Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety
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In the long and drawn out battle between inmate advocacy groups and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences, a stalemate has been finally struck. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, has come out …

Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill
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In the debate over email privacy, law enforcement has usually been on the side claiming a warrant requirement when accessing email would impede investigations. It’s a good sign then when the largest law enforcement agency – the Department of Justice …

Medicare Fraud Crackdown Nabs 91 Doctors, Nurses, and Others Medicare Fraud Crackdown Nabs 91 Doctors, Nurses, and Others
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Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that a Medicare Fraud Strike Force operation has led to charges against 91 people in seven cities across the U.S. According to the …

Senator Chambliss Asks DOJ To Investigate SWAT-ting Senator Chambliss Asks DOJ To Investigate SWAT-ting

A fairly disturbing trend called SWAT-ing has been becoming more and more of a problem and Congress is starting to pay attention. SWAT-ing is when you fool 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes. This “prank” is done …