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Justice Hits BoA with Record-Breaking Fine, No Immunity from Criminal Prosecution

Justice Hits BoA with Record-Breaking Fine, No Immunity from Criminal Prosecution
Eric Holder's Justice Department has levied a near $17 billion dollar fine agains Bank of America for its shady dealings leading up to 2008's financial meltdown. At first blush, it looks like the punishment may have actual teeth, as BoA could still be liable for criminal prosecution.
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US Prepares Unprecedented Cyberspying Indictment of Chinese Military Officials

US Prepares Unprecedented Cyberspying Indictment of Chinese Military Officials
The United States is preparing to announce first-of-its-kind criminal charges Monday against Chinese military officials in an international cyberspying case, a government official said. The indictments will accuse individuals of participating in cyber-espionage on behalf of a foreign government, said the official, who revealed this information only on grounds of anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the case in advance of the official announcement.
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Eric Tucker
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I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests

I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests
Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.
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Jesse J. Holland
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AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks

AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to roll out new regulations that would allow legal marijuana sellers and banks to do business together. Currently, banks are reluctant to hold the cash of enterprises that are still technically illegal in the federal government's eyes.
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Attorney General Holder Pushes for 'Smarter Sentencing' on Drug Crimes

Attorney General Holder Pushes for 'Smarter Sentencing' on Drug Crimes
Attorney General Eric Holder is backing the Smarter Sentencing Act – a bill that gives more discretion to judges when sentencing drug cases. It allows those sentenced under outdated, harsher guidelines to petition to reduce their sentences as well.
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VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored

VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored
U.S. Attorney Eric General Holder confirms that, for purposes of federal law, same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
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Lawsuit Against TX Voter ID Gains Momentum Months Before It Impacts Election

Lawsuit Against TX Voter ID Gains Momentum Months Before It Impacts Election
Dallas County DA Craig Watkins held a Twitter Town Hall on his participation in the voter ID lawsuit against the state of Texas. The new law will be in effect for the November Constitutional election and is expected to place an unnecessary burden on communities already less likely to make it to the polls, namely African Americans and Hispanics.
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Holder Grants More Leniency to Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Holder Grants More Leniency to Non-Violent Drug Offenders
The Justice Department is expanding a major change in federal drug sentencing policy to cover pending drug cases, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
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CA Drug Sentencing Reform Law Passes General Assembly

CA Drug Sentencing Reform Law Passes General Assembly
At the height of the war on drugs, while Nancy Reagan was leading the charge to "Just Say No", the federal government and most states passed harsh legislation to punish drug offenders. It crowded our prisons, but hasn't put a dent in the fight against illegal narcotics. Some of the laws were blatantly racist, and have already been removed. Other reforms are pending, with the notable example of reforms in Attorney General Eric Holder's strongly symbolic speech in San Francisco.
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Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision
Attorney General Eric Holder combats the Supreme Courts decision to undermine the Voting Rights Act. Using a Texas federal court, Holder aims to prevent the state from putting voting restrictions into law by requiring "pre-approval".
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