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  • 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...
  • 10 things you might not know about clout

    10 things you might not know about clout
    Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Judge rules against Oakland in medical marijuana lawsuit

     
    A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal attempts to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. In filing the suit last...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're even more pressed for time and behind the eight ball than usual, so we'll dispense with the customary pleasantries and just dive right into the countdown of the Top Five Stories making news on......
  • Nelson wants U.S. investigation of Dozier School graves

     
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into deaths at the defunct Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. His letter to Holder follows release of a report earlier this week by University of...
  • Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman

    Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman
    The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was...
  • U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities

    U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities
    In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans." The civil suits,...
  • State's Doctors At Odds Over Medical Marijuana: Compassionate Solution Or A Reckless Leap?

    Years of debate and fine-tuning in the state legislature over allowing medical marijuana still have not settled all the questions Connecticut doctors have about medical marijuana. Is it, as some contend, a humane solution for patients who can't get relief...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • 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....
  • 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-...