by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on May 8, 2014 Updated: May 14, 2014
“The message here is clear: let all children who live in your district enroll in your public schools," Secretary Arne Duncan said.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 13, 2014 Updated: March 13, 2014
The endorsement is the latest signal from Attorney General Eric Holder that he is committed to reducing the United States' overwhelming prison population.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on March 10, 2014
Holder also urged police officers to carry the anti-overdose drug naloxone as a public safety measure.
by Zack Ford Posted on February 10, 2014
The Justice Department will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples in the courtroom, in prisons, and in other benefits the department oversees.
by Zack Ford Posted on January 10, 2014 Updated: January 10, 2014
Though Utah does not currently recognize the 1,300+ same-sex marriages performed there over the past month, the federal government does.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on December 20, 2013 Updated: December 20, 2013
Future intelligence whistleblowers following in Edward Snowden's footsteps will likely face blunt opposition from the Obama Administration in effort to protect national secrets and boost national security.
by Zack Ford Posted on September 4, 2013
The Obama administration will no longer enforce a law separate from the Defense of Marriage Act that was preventing veterans in same-sex marriages from receiving the benefits their families deserve.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 22, 2013 Updated: September 27, 2013
In two forceful judicial opinions this week, federal courts expand on the message of U.S. Attorney General Holder that drug sentences are unfair and unjust.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 21, 2013
It would be a major shift from years of a lack of prosecution for the misdeeds that brought down the global economy.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 19, 2013
For the third consecutive election, Pennsylvania's suppressive voter ID law likely won't be in effect. But in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision, at least six other states are reviving them.