The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in Washington 2003. It still hasn’t been fully implemented.
Holder said he is personally monitoring the ongoing investigations into financial institutions and is “resolved to seeing them through.”
In unveiling the new “smart on crime” initiative, US Attorney General Eric Holder skipped mention of the sweeping power the president has to shorten or forgive a federal prisoner’s sentence.
US Attorney General Set to Announce End to Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent, Low-Level Drug Charges
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system.
The Pentagon is currently reviewing a plan that would give same-sex spouses of military personnel full marriage benefits.
When the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voters Rights Act of 1965, Texas attorney general Greg Abbott tweeted just 20 minutes later “I’ll fight #Obama’s effort to control our elections.”
Holder vows to challenge voter suppression efforts after Supreme Court ruling
Sensenbrenner says Justice Department move is consistent with Voting Rights Act; increased litigation “major consequence” of SCOTUS ruling
HUD studies have found that African Americans and Latinos are discriminated against in one of every five home-buying encounters and one in every four attempts to rent an apartment.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department “will ask a federal court in Texas to subject the State of Texas to a preclearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.”
The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin and other evidence from the trial of George Zimmerman will be held by the Justice Department.
According to Andrew Cohen of the Atlantic, “the specters of racial bias, a faulty confession and untested scientific evidence have haunted this case.”
Jack Johnson’s niece said, “The color of your skin should not determine who you, or how you, love.”
Many had high hopes, but after nearly 8 years there are still very few answers.
Congressional Republicans Argue DOMA is Valid Because Same-Sex Couples Can’t Get Pregnant “Accidentally”
The argument has been around for at least 10 years, and has been central to almost every same-sex marriage case ever ruled on.
Texas Champion Bank of Alice has reached a settlement to pay beck thousands of Latino customers after it was discovered they were charging people higher interest on loans based on race.