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  • Bobby Scott on Face the Nation

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week called for federal prison reform and the elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing. He has an ally in Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, who will go on Face the Nation to debate the issue....
  • Drug warriors in retreat

    Drug warriors in retreat
    When it comes to Eric Holder, Republicans are divided between the radicals and the moderates. One group regards him as a lawless Black Power zealot intent on subverting the Constitution and stripping us of our liberties. Then there are the radicals .......
  • Can Obama write his own laws?

    Can Obama write his own laws?
    — As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws. Traditionally...
  • Federal Policy on Drug Busts May Finally Be Entering the 21st Century

    Federal Policy on Drug Busts May Finally Be Entering the 21st Century
    Holy Brainstorms Batman! The feds finally figured out the War on Drugs is a bust that's costing us billions, hasn't stopped the dopers, and is filling prisons with people who shouldn't be there! That was the underlying message of U.S. Attorney General...
  • Trayvon Martin: Did protesters miss Obama's point?

    Trayvon Martin: Did protesters miss Obama's point?
    UPDATED: President Barack Obama's comments about race and Trayvon Martin continued to reverberate on Sunday morning chat shows.  One point stood out in the discussions. Obama seemed to be lowering expectations about a Department of Justice investigation...
  • The ACLU's mixed signals on Zimmerman retrial

    Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
  • Sanford police deliver George Zimmerman case evidence to FBI

    Sanford police deliver George Zimmerman case evidence to FBI
    Sanford police confirmed Monday they had delivered boxes of evidence from their investigation into George Zimmerman to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Orlando office. Capt. Jim McAuliffe said the delivery — which includes the gun Zimmerman...
  • New Press Protections Good But Not Perfect

    U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has announced more restrictive guidelines for how the government may obtain journalists' telephone records and e-mails to investigate leaks of sensitive information. It's a step in the right direction from an...
  • Even crazy bloggers deserve safety from subpoenas

    The government has ways to make you talk, as writer James Risen was reminded when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered him last week to testify against the Central Intelligence Agency source who told him about covert operations...
  • 50 ways to beat the heat

    It's definitely time, past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted emails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot under...
  • Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
  • American, US Airways mounting fight to beat DOJ merger lawsuit

    American, US Airways mounting fight to beat DOJ merger lawsuit
    American Airlines and US Airways want to get the show on the road in their fight with the U.S. Justice Department, which last week sued to block an $11 billion merger of the two airlines.  On Thursday, the airlines' lawyers filed a motion requesting a...