April 9, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday expressed concern before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee with respect to the proliferation of virtual currencies, which, he asserts, have created new avenues for money laundering, drug trafficking and other illegal activity. Holder ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Friday that the federal government will recognize the same-sex marriages of Michigan couples. The statement is in accordance with Holder's initial statement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be extending all federal benefits to same-sex couples ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Ann Schober
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that he is urging Congress to create a "strong national standard" requiring businesses to immediately notify consumers and law enforcement agencies when significant consumer data breaches occur. This announcement comes in the wake of two massive ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will recognize and extend benefits to all same-sex marriages, including those performed in states that do not recognize them, as per a policy memorandum issued by US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday. The memo, which cites the decision in United States v. ...[read more]
February 9, 2014
by Addison Morris
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday that the federal government plans to give married same-sex couples the same benefits as heterosexual couples when filing for bankruptcy, testifying in court or visiting family members in prison. These benefits would allow same-sex couples to be ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the federal government will recognize the marriages that took place while same-sex marriage was briefly allowed in the state of Utah. In the 18 days that same-sex marriage was legal in Utah, approximately 1,300 couples were wed. Holder ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Attorney General Eric Holder said at an unrelated press conference on Monday that the slow pace of the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind 9/11, would have been avoided had he been tried before a federal civilian court. The military trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that it will no longer enforce a federal law that denies same-sex spouses veterans benefits. In a letter, Attorney General Eric Holder informed Congress that the DOJ will not enforce the provision of Title 38 defining a spouse as a person of ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should avoid charging low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or drug cartels with crimes carrying mandatory minimum sentences. Holder outlined additional reforms as part of his new "Smart ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will ask a federal court in Texas to subject the state to a preclearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). In June, the US Supreme Court ruled in Shelby ...[read more]

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