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  • FBI director Robert Mueller honored for 12 years of leadership

    FBI director Robert Mueller honored for 12 years of leadership
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller began the job a week before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He prepares to step down from the position 12 years later in a world that has changed completely — and with it the agency, which...
  • Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders

    Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders
    The Justice Department plans to change how it prosecutes some non-violent drug offenders, so they would no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, in an overhaul of federal prison policy that Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil on Monday....
  • In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers

    In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers
    Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices. Odeh, who was 41 and the father...
  • Justice Department to challenge Texas on voting rights

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Thursday that the Department of Justice, despite a Supreme Court ruling last month striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, will ask a federal court to force the state of Texas to obtain approval from...
  • 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...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • 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....
  • It's A Gray Area: Put action behind talk of prison reform

    Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco. This was the first time within memory that a high-...
  • LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says

    LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says
    The president of the union representing more than 45,000 Transportation Security Administration agents urged Congress and the agency on Monday to create a new class of officers that would be armed with weapons. J. David Cox Sr., president of the ...
  • Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

    Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide
    WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
  • Feds Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization Laws

    Feds Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization Laws
    The dramatic shift in the federal approach to drugs continued Thursday when the Obama Administration announced it won't filed suit to block pot legalization by states. Oregon and Colorado have already passed laws allowing the recreational use of small...
  • Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand

    Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand
    Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis. But the advocates cautioned...