Gov. Abbott Takes Steps To Reduce Rape In Texas Prisons'Texas has taken significant steps to eliminate prison rape;' these are the words Governor Abbott wrote in a compliance letter to U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
Loretta Lynch Sworn In As New US Attorney GeneralLoretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general. She was sworn in Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding.
Texas Opts Out Of Federal Prison Rape Law Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.
U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting RightsU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or "pre-clearance" before it makes any changes to its voting laws.
U.S. Attorney General At Arlington LGBT ConferenceU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is spending the day at a conference on the University of Texas at Arlington campus aimed at promoting safe schools and communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.