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Summary: Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Wednesday that Vanita Gupta will be the new Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Right Division. Gupta will also serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Gupta succeeds Molly Moran who…>read moreNo Comment October 16, 2014
In a new memorandum, Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to start training personnel to treat victims of heroin overdose with the drug naloxone. This will allow trained federal law enforcement personnel to carry the potentially…>read moreNo Comment August 1, 2014
The federal government’s first lawsuit under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was settled as soon as it was filed and a milestone in justice over student loans established within a few hours and without much ado. First, the DOJ…>read moreNo Comment May 14, 2014
On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Arne Duncan announced updated guidance for public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and provide equal access to an education to all children –…>read moreNo Comment May 12, 2014
Officials announced Wednesday that, the Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency. The Obama administration’s effort…>read moreNo Comment April 24, 2014
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 moreNo Comment February 24, 2014
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 proceeding and…>read moreNo Comment February 10, 2014
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 260…>read moreNo Comment January 30, 2014
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 might…>read moreNo Comment January 24, 2014
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 appeals…>read moreNo Comment January 12, 2014
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