December 5, 2013 And the study by Human Rights Watch finds that defendants who take their fate to a judge or jury face prison sentences on average 11 years longer than those who plead guilty.
August 29, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder is instructing his prosecutors to concentrate instead on cartels, criminal enterprises and those who sell the drug to children.
August 12, 2013 The attorney general laid out changes and ideas that would shorten prison terms for nonviolent offenders and send more of them to treatment programs rather than prison.
July 26, 2013 The U.S. wants Russia to send the "NSA leaker" home for prosecution. In a letter to his Russian counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder gives what he says are assurances that Edward Snowden should not be "treated as a refugee or granted asylum."
July 25, 2013 Just before opening a new front in the debate over the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder attended a Washington event about a topic that hit close to home.
July 16, 2013 "It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," the attorney general said Tuesday. Such a law hovered over the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.
May 16, 2013 The Justice Department searched phone records of AP reporters and editors in search of the source of a leak. Critics call that overreach. The president says the government must sometimes balance national security against press freedom.
May 15, 2013 While looking for the source of a leak, federal investigators obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. There's been bipartisan outrage over what many see as government overreach. The attorney general tells NPR "I'm not sure" how many such seizures he's signed off on.
May 14, 2013 Echoing comments made Monday by President Obama, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder also said that even if no laws were broken it was "outrageous" for the IRS to focus on groups who identified themselves as "patriots" or "tea party" supporters when they applied for tax-exempt status.
March 7, 2013 "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" the attorney general asks. "The answer to that question is no."
January 9, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plan to remain with President Obama's administration as his second term begins, according to a White House official.
September 19, 2012 Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
June 29, 2012 Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he has complete confidence in Chief Justice Roberts. And he says politics might be one motive behind the contempt of Congress citation against current Attorney General Eric Holder.
June 20, 2012 The panel's decision next goes to the full House. It was a vote along partisan lines over whether the Justice Department has fully cooperated with the committee's investigation of the Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation.
June 20, 2012 You won't find the term in the Constitution, but it's been a staple of presidents in one form or another since Thomas Jefferson.