DOJ Official Who Destroyed Evidence Of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Gets 1 Day In Jail

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 9:47 am

As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA let’s not forget about what happened earlier this week when Scott Bloch was sentenced to a meager one day in jail. Bloch was deputy director to the Department of Justice’s Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, as well as Special Counsel at the United States [...]

Holder Charges that GOP Attacking Him for His Work on Voter Suppression

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:49 am

In his first interview since being held in contempt by the House of Representatives, Attorney General Eric Holder charges that he has been turned into a symbol by the Republican Party, as a means to attack the President. In doing so, he veers close to the kind of conspiracy theories that have characterized the Republican [...]

House Finds Holder in Contempt of Congress

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 2:24 pm

Because there wasn’t enough news today, the House of Representatives has voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This is the first time a sitting cabinet member has been held in contempt in US history. The final vote was a thin 255-67. That’s because 108 House Democrats did not vote on [...]

Congressional Black Caucus to Walk Out of Holder Contempt Vote

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 8:15 am

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out en masse from the House chamber during the vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC believes that the contempt vote is a ploy to embarrass the President and his Administration. They are circulating a letter to get other Democrats to [...]

On Eve of Contempt Vote, Revelation that Fast and Furious Is a Convenient Fiction

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 12:04 pm

White House officials have been in consultation with the GOP House leadership in advance of tomorrow’s contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal and the Justice Department’s response to an Oversight Committee investigation and document request. However, the two sides have not reached an agreement, and as [...]

Holder Contempt Vote Set for Thursday in the House

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 6:55 am

The House of Representatives has scheduled a contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder for Thursday, over his refusal to release certain documents related to the Justice Department’s response to the Fast and Furious “scandal.” Republican leaders plan to bring the issue to the floor on Thursday, meaning lawmakers likely will vote on contempt charges [...]

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