City officials asked for the civil rights probe following a Baltimore Sun expose.
NPR profiles the “underrated” acting Associate AG.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Holder personally if he doesn’t comply with an order to turn over non-privileged documents by Oct. 1.
An “exceptional lawyer who has set a high standard for excellence and integrity,” the Attorney General said of the former acting head of the Criminal Division.
The Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing the Fraud section also briefly served as head of the Criminal Division after Mythili Raman resigned.
Annette L. Hayes takes over after Jenny Durkan resigns.
A total of 11 whistleblowers now have alleged that the FBI unjustly punishes employees for speaking up about wrongdoing in the organization, the Iowa Republican said.
White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, Labor Secretary Tom Perez or Solicitor General Donald Verrilli are seen as the most likely choices among White House and Justice Department insiders.
With the White House expected to name its choice to succeed Eric Holder soon, there’s only a little time left for the other 21 people on the “short list” to enjoy their Washington status moment.
Safeguarding civil rights, surveillance policies will hamper future protest movements.
The newspaper and former reporter Audrey Hudson sued the government last year after her notes were seized during a search of her home by the Maryland State Police and U.S. Coast Guard.
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn said Monday the debate over replacing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will “take a lot of oxygen out of the air” for the post-election lame-duck session
Ex-U.S. Atty John Ratcliffe in Texas part of expected new wave of far-right Tea Partiers in Congress.
Rick Hosley was the Chief of the Major Crimes Section.
Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella had accused New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez of prosecuting him in a vendetta over disputed Fish and Wildlife Service work.
Conservative author says Manhattan U.S. Attorney targeted him for prosecution because of his politics.
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney joked that his proud mom called newspapers to include him on short list.
No surprise here: 64% of Republicans have unfavorable view.
Durkan would not only make history as the first openly gay Cabinet member, she was an early leader on perhaps the most high-profile issue now before the Justice Department: police abuses.
Republican Congressmen have taken to Twitter to share their glee over Eric Holder’s departure.
NYT editorial board calls him “one of the most consequential” attorneys general ever.
Meanwhile, as recently as this August, Obama was still trying to persuade Holder to stay, according to a source familiar with the conversation.
WaPo editorial praises D.C. U.S. Attorney Machen for new ‘conviction integrity unit.’
“I have loved the Department of Justice ever since, as a young boy, I watched Robert Kennedy prove during the Civil Rights Movement how the department can – and must – always be a force for that which is right,” Holder said at a news conference with President Barack Obama from the White House State Room.
Both Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and fellow Democrat Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts, swiftly took themselves out of the running.
The Justice Department during his tenure has been at or near the center of many of the controversies that conservatives have gotten riled up about, some more legitimate than others.
The attorney general’s tenure is praised and panned.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, D.C., says the Justice Department has no excuse for trying to delay release of the index of documents until the day before the mid-term elections.
Confirming a new attorney general would require a rush through a post-election lame-duck session, if Democrats lose the Senate’s majority in November.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York says the debate over punishing individuals versus institutions is misplaced.