By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 03:49 PM
In 1981, Billy Dillon was a 21-year-old baseball player hoping to get signed into the Detroit Tigers' farm system. His career was derailed when he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Upon incarceration, it took less than an hour after Dillon joined the rest of the inmates for a group of men to...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/11/14 03:24 PM
During a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder declared that he wanted to extend voting rights for felons after being released from prison.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:16 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder is staffing up, announcing the end of a hiring freeze that the Justice Department made possible by the recent congressional budget deal that "even adds funding" for certain sectors of the department.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 06:06 PM
President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another "lawless" change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn't provided the legal basis for the last delay. "[Obama] has no authority to do that," Lee told the...
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 01:28 PM
In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/03/14 02:57 PM
A top Senate Republican wants access to the legal opinions that justify President Obama's plans to step up his use of executive orders. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asking for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/03/14 09:08 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fought the good fight on campaign finance reform and freedom of political speech under the First Amendment. Now he's taking up the good fight on the IRS and freedom of political speech under the First Amendment.
By Brian Hughes | 01/30/14 03:28 PM
The Justice Department will seek the death penalty for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/30/14 12:13 PM
IRS officials are working on a rule change that would legitimize the kind of political targeting of conservatives that the agency apologized for last year, just in time for the 2014 elections, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Democrats think 2014 is shaping up to be a...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/29/14 07:59 PM
Will she or won’t she? That’s the question House watchdogs are asking as they wait to learn whether they will hear testimony from the Justice Department lawyer — and Obama donor — who is investigating the IRS' targeting and harassment of conservative, Tea Party and evangelical religious...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/29/14 01:56 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/28/14 11:07 PM
President Obama in his State of the Union address criticized the Supreme Court decision striking down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, saying the ruling had “weakened” the law. The president vowed in his speech to Congress that his administration would work to protect voting rights...
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