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  • Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says

    Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confirmed the Justice Department is investigating the theft of financial and personal information of 110 million Target customers. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Holder said that while the Justice...
  • Target traces data breach to credentials stolen from vendor

    Target Corp. said cyberthieves stole credentials from one of the retailer’s vendors in order to access its system, according to an ongoing forensic investigation into a data breach that may have exposed information from as many as 110 million...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair

    Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the...
  • Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

    Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
    WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume...
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Secret surveillance court judges oppose reform ideas

    Secret surveillance court judges oppose reform ideas
    WASHINGTON — Judges on the federal government's secret surveillance court have strongly rejected any proposed changes to their review process, putting unexpected pressure on the White House on Tuesday as President Obama prepares a speech aimed at...
  • Obama to seek only modest reforms in government surveillance

    Obama to seek only modest reforms in government surveillance
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce new guidelines for government surveillance operations but will not end or order strict limits on the most controversial domestic programs exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Senate committee votes to cut drug-related mandatory-minimum sentences

    Senate committee votes to cut drug-related mandatory-minimum sentences
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted, 13-5, on Thursday to slash mandatory-minimum sentences for many nonviolent drug offenses and to make retroactive a 2010 law reducing the sentences for possession of crack cocaine. The bill had...
  • Target security breach lasted longer than previously thought

    Target security breach lasted longer than previously thought
    WASHINGTON — A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought. Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest...
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • Civil Rights Division nominee Debo Adegbile deserves better

     Civil Rights Division nominee Debo Adegbile deserves better
    Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, is an experienced litigator and specialist in civil rights law. In a rational world, he would receive unanimous confirmation. But as the Senate Judiciary...