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1 year 9 months ago

Governor asks again for federal pot response

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor has again asked for a federal response to the state's recent marijuana legalization vote. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that Colorado needs a response "as soon as possible" about how the Justice Department will respond to...

2 years 4 months ago

AG vows thorough review in Trayvon Martin case

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the Trayvon Martin case if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed. The attorney general made the comment in an appearance Wednesday before a civil rights organization founded...

2 years 7 months ago

Feds shut down major file-sharing website

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films...

2 years 8 months ago

Romney says Attorney General Holder should quit

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. Romney tells reporters after a rally in New Hampshire that Eric Holder...

2 years 11 months ago

DOJ, 21 AGs support Secret Service agent

DENVER (AP) - Federal and state officials are supporting two Secret Service agents being sued by a man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney. In a document filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from 21 states say allowing the agents to...

3 years 2 days ago

Government sues to block AT&T deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department officials have filed suit to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA. The government contends that the acquisition of the country's No. 4 wireless carrier by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices for tens of millions of consumers.

4 years 10 months ago

Feds to leave medical marijuana users alone

The Obama administration has ordered federal prosecutors to stop pursuing medical marijuana users and sellers in states, like Colorado, that have legalized its use. The new Justice Department guidelines say the US Attorneys will no longer target medical marijuana sellers on federal drug charges and only prosecute those who abuse...

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