July 6, 2010
The Justice Department’s dismissal of voter-intimidation charges against members of Philadelphia’s New Black Panther Party, a decision at the center of testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Tuesday, is one in which every American -- particularly ones of color -- should be interested.
by Nicole Austin-Hillery onJune 11, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder has taken important steps to address disparities in the justice system, but there is more he can do.
by Lenny McAllister onJune 1, 2010
The DOJ's plan to challenge to Arizona's SB 1070 while declining to investigate the Sestak job offer suggests that someone other than Attorney General Eric Holder is pulling the strings.
by Lenny McAllister onMay 18, 2010
Forget what Eric Holder said about modifying the classic rights warning when it comes to terrorists. Let's create a new declaration and a new process for citizens and legal residents who attempt to commit treasonous acts.
by Dayo Olopade onJanuary 6, 2010
It isn’t about Condi and Colin anymore.
by Adam Serwer onDecember 29, 2009
Yes, there are a lot of things that Obama didn’t do in his first year in office. But here are five things that he did.
October 16, 2009
Delays having a ripple effect in fed courts; caseloads are backed up.
October 6, 2009
After months of Republican blocking behind the scenes, Tom Perez has finally been confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Perez was considered an uber-qualified candidate by civil rights groups.
by Adam Serwer onSeptember 11, 2009
In the Bush era, important legal decisions were put in the hands of political appointees rather than career lawyers. Is a change about to come to the Justice Department?
August 31, 2009
For eight long years, the law became whatever Bush and Cheney--especially Cheney--said it was. Under Attorney General Eric Holder, such disrespect for the law is not tolerated--even when the President himself would prefer to turn the page and move on.
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