Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, May 15, 2103 at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
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Heroin overdoses increased 45% from 2006 to 2010
Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the United States "must confront the reality" that once "people of color" are in the criminal justice system, they "often face harsher punishments than their peers.
The U.S. Justice Department will seek a federal court order forcing Texas to resume "preclearing" any changes to its voting laws, the first enforcement action by the Obama administration since the Supreme Court tossed out a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.
Holder under fire for phone records, subpoenas
Attorney General Eric Holder, a political lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration, is under fire for two cases involving secret subpoenas or searches for phone records and other information of journalists involved in reports about leaked classified information.