Federal Probe Sought Into Florida Prison Death Lawyers for an inmate who died at a Florida prison after telling her family that a prison guard had threatened her life are asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation.
US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
Feds To Monitor Florida Election Changes; Scott Pushes BackGov. Rick Scott's office and campaign are attacking as "blatantly political" a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing that the Justice Department is monitoring changes to Florida's election laws.
Government To Track Down Thieves In Target Breach Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down those responsible for stealing information from millions of Target customers.
Under Fire, Feds Add Health Law Privacy Protections In the wake of criticism from Republicans including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Obama administration is beefing up security measures for data submitted to "navigators" by people seeking insurance under the federal health overhaul.
Calls For "Justice" Mark 50th Anniversary Of March On WashingtonThe acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Marting sparked nationwide protests calling for "justice for Trayvon."
"Day Of Unity" In Death Of Trayvon MartinGovernor Rick Scott declared Sunday as “Day of Prayer for Unity” in the death of Trayvon Martin. The proclamation said, in part, "the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is a tragedy; and the Martin family, the family of George Zimmerman, and all those affected by Trayvon's death remain in our thoughts and prayers."
DOJ Tells Sanford PD To Hold Zimmerman Evidence Police in central Florida say the U.S. Department of Justice has placed a hold on all evidence related to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Miami teen Trayvon Martin by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Attorney General Critical Of Stand Your Ground LawsUnited States Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando Tuesday and could address the Trayvon Martin shooting along with gun violence in general.
Opinion: Republicans Focus On Conspiracy Theories Instead Of Solutions For AmericaRevelations surrounding David Petraeus' affair have prompted the tin foil hat crowd on the right to find all sorts of conspiracies about why the news that CIA Director David Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer was released after the election.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of CongressAttorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him "in contempt" for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.