| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ("Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore.
District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands Saturday at the National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington....
| Sep 2, 2013
Bowing to changing times and admittedly limited prosecutorial resources, the Justice Department announced last week it would not seek to block state laws legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. The declaration represented a major reversal...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:48 AM
A middle-aged heroin dealer received a mandatory life sentence last week in a federal drug-trafficking case, an outcome his lawyer said was particularly unfair because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had announced changes in the use of the stiff...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers.
The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country ...