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Holder Signs Final Rules Regarding Obtaining Information from Journalists

Holder Signs Final Rules Regarding Obtaining Information from Journalists U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed the final new rules that lay down the guidelines for the U.S. Department of Justice on seeking information from journalists. The Attorney General’s Order No. 3420-2014 mentions it lays down the “Policy regarding obtaining…>read more

No Comment February 24, 2014

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples   On Saturday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  said in a speech that the federal government will begin treating same-sex married couples as equals with heterosexual married couples, according to The New York Times.   “In every courthouse, in every…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Eric Holder Has Decision to Make Regarding Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Case

Eric Holder Has Decision to Make Regarding Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Case   There is a deadline set for Friday in the decision of seeking the death penalty in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is the only surviving defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings from April. Three people were killed and…>read more

No Comment January 30, 2014

Future Marijuana Banking Regulations

Future Marijuana Banking Regulations   Currently, processing money from sales of marijuana puts federally insured banks at risk of drug racketeering charges. Because of the fear of criminal prosecution, financial institutions often refuse to let marijuana-related businesses open accounts. According to CBS News, that…>read more

No Comment January 24, 2014

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them   Despite a federal judge striking down Utah’s gay marriage ban, and the state government appealing the order asking for a stay, and despite the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the temporary blocking of the federal judge’s order made by the…>read more

No Comment January 12, 2014

Drug Sentence Reduction to Apply Even to Pending Cases Says Attorney General Eric Holder

Drug Sentence Reduction to Apply Even to Pending Cases Says Attorney General Eric Holder   Perhaps associating especially addictive behavior with long, expensive prison sentences would inevitably lead to prison overcrowding, and among developed nations, the United States has a mushroomed over-blown fiasco in this regard. Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder said that…>read more

No Comment September 20, 2013

Letter to Rand Paul from Eric Holder Regarding Drone Strikes in U.S. Disclosed

Letter to Rand Paul from Eric Holder Regarding Drone Strikes in U.S. Disclosed   United States Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter that was disclosed on Tuesday that the Obama Administration believes it is allowed to kill an American on U.S. soil in an “extraordinary circumstance” but has “no intention of…>read more

2 Comments March 6, 2013

President Obama Invokes Executive Privilege

President Obama Invokes Executive Privilege   Executive privilege was invoked by President Barack Obama on Wednesday to withhold documents that a House committee asked to see regarding an investigation into a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona. An official from the Justice Department wrote in a…>read more

No Comment June 20, 2012

Ronald Weich to Leave Job for Law Dean Position

Ronald Weich to Leave Job for Law Dean Position   Ronald Weich, the Assistant Attorney General who sent a letter to Congress denying that gunwalking tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious were ever used, is resigning from his position. This comes only days prior to Congress holding Attorney…>read more

No Comment June 14, 2012

Subpoenas Issued to 11 Financial Institutions by New Federal Task Force

Subpoenas Issued to 11 Financial Institutions by New Federal Task Force   Last week, a new federal and state task force was created that will investigate mortgage fraud that helped contribute to the financial crisis of 2008. The new panel did not waste any time, issues subpoenas to 11 financial institutions.…>read more

2 Comments February 2, 2012

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