Eric Holder

As previously reported by NewsOne, Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for a change in how federal sentencing guidelines are used to handle the cases of drug trafficking offenders. Under a new proposal, only the most-serious offenders would receive the tougher penalties under the law thus reducing sentences. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” Friday […]

Attorney Ben Crump, lawyer for the family of Kendrick Johnson, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” Friday to discuss what he says is a major development in the case. Also See: Expert Calls Tape Of Kendrick Johnson ‘Highly Suspicious’ Reportedly, many of Kendrick’s former classmates have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the […]

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference about his state’s educational reforms. With an allusion to infamous segregationist governor George Wallace, Jindal took a swipe at Eric Holder’s Justice Department. “We’ve got Eric Holder and the Department of Justice trying to stand in the schoolhouse door to prevent minority kids, […]

Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday morning. The U.S. Department of Justice’s director of Public Affairs, Brian Fallon, released the following statement on the condition of Holder this morning: “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney […]

The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) and various civil rights leaders announced Tuesday their concerted grassroots effort to collect one million signatures via an online petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) for refusing to enforce laws against same-sex marriage, according to CBS News. SEE ALSO: Goodman Theatre Tackles Trayvon Martin killing The Rev. Bill Owens (pictured above […]

As previously reported by NewsOne, Attorney General Eric Holder recently called on a group of states to restore voting rights to ex-felons. “Across this country today, an estimated 5.8 million Americans – 5.8 million of our fellow citizens – are prohibited from voting because of current or previous felony convictions,” he told a symposium on criminal […]

Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) made an appeal Thursday to both sides of Congress to pass a new law aimed at giving judges more control over giving sentences for some federal drug crimes. The Smarter Sentencing Act, a bipartisan effort, will aid individuals who were charged under outdated drug laws and the like. RELATED: Focusing […]

Piyush Jindal (pictured) has the sort of story many immigrants (and minorities in general, for that matter) find inspirational. As the son of two Indian immigrants, Jindal has managed to become the 55th governor of the state of Louisiana and is considered to be a viable contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. However, his […]

Attorney General Eric Holder believes that with after the tragic Navy Yard shooting, as well as other tragedies in recent times that there needs to be new common sense approaches to curbing gun violence.”My colleagues and I remain committed to combating all forms of gun violence” said Holder, “and working with Congress to fulfill what […]

Attorney General Eric Holder believes there needs to be a readjustment to some of the federal drug laws at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. “I think we can begin by taking a pragmatic approach and fundamentally rethinking the notion of mandatory minimum sentences for certain federal low-level drug crimes,” he stated. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF […]

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus about the positive difference criminal justice reforms can make on incarcerated individuals once they’ve been released from prison. “This is about much more than fairness for those who are released from prison,” Holder stated. “It’s a matter of public safety. It makes plain economic sense.” […]

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about the injustices of America’s poverty and prison system at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. “Throughout the country, too many Americans are trapped,” Holder said, “and too many communities are weakened by a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration. Too many people go to too many prisons for far […]