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Former AG Eric Holder has book coming in 2018 (access required)

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has a book deal. Holder’s “Pursuing Justice” will be released in 2018, the Random House imprint One World told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Pursuing Justice” will “offer a classic narrative” ...

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Congress looks to relax mandatory prison terms

WASHINGTON — Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the federal prison there, where her daughter Mandy Martinson, a first-time offender, is in the middle of ...

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U.S. judge blasts DOJ over drug sentence disparities

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa has sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for creating massive drug sentencing disparities by failing to have a policy, until recently, advising prosecutors on when to double the prison time ...

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Holder: Rethink mandatory minimums for drug crimes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better ...

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GOP, Dems challenge Holder over subpoenas to AP

Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone ...

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Holder to announce grant winners in Towson

TOWSON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Towson to announce grants to 13 jurisdictions that are helping to fight intellectual property theft. Holder will join U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in making the announcement Wednesday at Towson University. ...

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Issa challenges executive privilege claim ahead of contempt vote

WASHINGTON  — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed ...

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