Stories tagged: Eric Holder
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Holder to lead Democratic effort to redraw district lines
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is formally announcing a new effort aimed at challenging the partisan gerrymandering that’s left Democrats struggling to win local and state offices.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
California Legislature enlists ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to defend against Trump
Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the …
Thu., March 12, 2015, 3:22 p.m.
Holder: Shooter who targetted officers in Ferguson is ‘a damn punk’
FERGUSON, Mo. — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 25, 2014, 1:06 p.m.
White House official: Eric Holder to resign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.
Thu., June 19, 2014, 9:25 p.m.
Attorney General Holder arrives in Spokane
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Spokane to visit federal court employees.
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Feds won’t block legal pot
OLYMPIA – The federal government will not try to stop Washington from setting up a way to allow adults to legally use marijuana. In what state officials described as a …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 10:45 a.m.
Feds give states green light on legalizing pot
OLYMPIA — A major change in federal policy will allow Washington’s legal marijuana law to go forward.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013
Pot leaving Washington is federal concern
OLYMPIA – State officials are trying to convince the federal government they can keep legally grown pot from making its way over the border to Oregon, Idaho or other states …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013
Feds examining pot law, Inslee says
OLYMPIA – State officials appear to be hoping for the best while preparing for the worst as Washington and the federal government try to determine how the state will license …
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2012, 1:57 p.m.
House holds attorney general in contempt
WASHINGTON — The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 7:45 a.m.
Holder on ‘Fast and Furious’: Never again
Attorney General Eric Holder said today that an investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious was flawed in concept as well as in execution, never should have happened …
Mon., July 12, 2010
Holder may file second Arizona suit
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s top law enforcement officer, said Sunday he might sue Arizona a second time if he finds its tough-on-illegal-immigrants law leads to racial …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2010
Lovisa Stannow: Obama, Holder must protect jailed youths
We must put a stop to the rape of young people behind bars. When the government removes someone’s freedom, it takes on an absolute responsibility to keep that person safe, …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009
Holder predicts 9/11 convictions
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Wednesday strongly defended its decision to try the alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in a civilian New York court, but …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2009
Abuse probe to include civilians
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department prosecutor appointed this week to examine the CIA’s interrogation program will revisit long-dormant cases of abuse by the agency’s civilian contractors, bringing new attention to …
Thu., May 21, 2009
U.S. to target health-care fraud in bid to reclaim huge losses
WASHINGTON – Senior Obama administration officials on Wednesday launched a high-level task force to use technology to help detect and prevent health-care fraud that robs the nation’s coffers of billions …
Wed., April 29, 2009
Attorney general seeks placement for detainees
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked European officials Tuesday to accept some freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, and one government official at the meeting predicted he’ll get …
Mon., March 9, 2009
SELMA, Ala. – The nation’s first black attorney general and Gov. George C. Wallace’s daughter celebrated the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march Sunday – 44 years after state troopers from her …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2009
Holder challenges nation to tackle race relations
WASHINGTON – For eight years, the Justice Department and Bush administration were relatively quiet on the issue of race, its place within the social fabric of America and the enforcement …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009
Holder confirmed as attorney general
WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Eric Holder as the nation’s first African-American attorney general by a vote of 75-21 Monday, opening a new chapter for a Justice Department that had …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009
Attorney general pick: Waterboarding is torture
WASHINGTON – With just three words, Attorney General-designate Eric Holder capped years of angry debate over U.S. counterterrorism policy and declared a major break from the Bush administration. “Waterboarding is …