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Government, States Challenge American Airlines/US Air Merger

The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.

08/13/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on August 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Holder is seeking changes in the minimum penalties of certain low-level drug related crimes. (credit: Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Shorter Sentences For Some Drug Crimes

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

08/12/2013

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Southern States Gird For New Fight On Voter Laws

Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court.

07/26/2013

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Armstrong Urges Judge To Dismiss Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong is urging a federal judge to dismiss the Justice Department’s False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations.

07/23/2013

Trayvon Martin rally at Paul Quinn College in Dallas. (credit: Phyllis Smith/NewsRadio 1080 KRLD)

Dallas City Hall To Host “Justice For Trayvon Martin National Day Of Action” Rally

A rally is scheduled for Saturday at Dallas City Hall as part of Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Justice For Trayvon Martin National Day of Action.”

CBS 11–07/18/2013

Lay, Skilling Found Guilty In Enron Case

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling Resentenced To 14 Years

Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been resentenced to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction that closes one of the country’s most notorious financial scandals.

06/21/2013

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Ex-Marine Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Charities

A former Marine has pleaded guilty to mail fraud after admitting that he lied that he’d suffered battle injuries in order to defraud charities of thousands of dollars to feed a golf habit.

03/06/2013

Cyclist Lance Armstrong addresses participants at The Livestrong Challenge Ride as Doug Ulman (R), Livestrong President and CEO, looks on at Palmer Events Center on October 21, 2012 in Austin, Texas. More than 4,000 cyclists participated in the charity ride supporting cancer survivors. Armstrong has recently been accused of leading "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen" according to USADA officials. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Armstrong Lawyers: Justice Dept Joining Fraud Suit

An Armstrong lawyer, Robert Luskin, said Friday that negotiations with the government failed because “we disagree about whether the postal service was damaged.”

02/22/2013

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Justice Dept.: UT Affirmative Action Policy Legal

The Obama administration on Monday threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college admissions.

08/13/2012

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Closing Arguments Set For Voter ID Trial

Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas’ controversial voter ID law.

07/13/2012

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Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

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