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July 26, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
U.S. ATTORNEY General Eric Holder declared yesterday that he will ask a federal court in Texas to require the state to receive "preclearance" for any changes to election laws there. Holder was speaking in an "emergency town hall on voting rights and justice" at the National Urban League's annual conference here in Philadelphia. Holder said he was "deeply disappointed" in the U.S. Supreme Court's June 25 decision to strike down the preclearance requirement in the 1965 Voting Rights Act for nine Southern states, including Texas, along with parts of six other states with a history of discriminating against voters.
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July 17, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
LORETTA LYNCH, the first black female U.S. attorney general, put an exclamation point on the end of the five-day 106th Annual NAACP Convention last night, summoning an America in which black urban kids aren't viewed as future criminals - and in which some of them want to become cops. "We need children, particularly children of color - our children - to turn toward the law-enforcement officers in their neighborhoods," Lynch told about 1,000 attendees at a final-night awards ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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February 27, 2009 | CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
WHEN you call someone a coward, you'd better have your own house in order. Eric Holder seems to have forgotten that bit of wisdom. The attorney general has no problem accusing us the people of having a yellow streak when it comes to discussing race, but he's not exactly a profile in courage himself. After all, Gen. Holder rolled over like a pliant puppy when his old boss Bill Clinton ordered the pardons of fugitive Marc Rich, two members of the Weather Underground and a passel of Puerto Rican terrorists.
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July 20, 2012 | Freelance
I JUST GOT my Pennsylvania driver's license last month. It's a long, sordid story, but suffice it to say that failing the test when you're 16 leaves permanent scars, particularly when the embarrassment is compounded by having worn your Roy Rogers cowgirl uniform to the driving range (I didn't have time to change after my afternoon shift.)   Having that little piece of plastic hasn't erased the trauma of my 16th summer, but it's made it a lot easier to prove who I actually am, which is essential to life in an ordered and civilized society.
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February 9, 1988 | By GINA BOUBION, Daily News Staff Writer
Common Pleas President Judge Edward J. Bradley yesterday defended city judges and demanded an apology from a U.S. prosecutor who "slurred" the Philadelphia judiciary. "There are over 100 sitting judges today who are honest, hard-working judges," Bradley said at a press conference in his City Hall office. "There has been no hint of wrongdoing on their part. " Bradley was seething over a comment made to reporters Friday by a Justice Department prosecutor that the corruption in the Philadelphia judiciary "starts at the top and goes all through the system . . . I would say the system stinks.
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March 13, 2013 | INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
New word: doxxing , the practice of piecing together detailed personal information from initial stuff you glean from Internet-available sources - such as when you find an e-mail address, then burrow through that to find phone numbers, addresses, info on chat rooms. It's a form of stalking. Hacker(s?) on the website exposed.su have either doxxed or hacked directly into celebrity private info, publishing photos, credit reports, mortgage details, Social Security numbers, etc. And now, says the FBI, the louts are "using" the info.
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September 4, 2009 | CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
THERE ARE trials, and show trials. Investigations, and witch hunts. Sometimes, it's difficult to tell the difference, but usually it all boils down to politics. The defendants at Nuremberg were people who epitomized the vile mentality of the Third Reich. Only the most die-hard Nazi could argue that politics, not justice, inspired that prosecution. But Stalin's assault on his enemies was the purest form of political homicide, a perversion of legal process akin to Ahmadinejad's current Iranian farce.
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January 13, 2009 | By Kathryn Kolbert
After Barack Obama takes the oath of office next week, citizens across the country will be watching to see if Washington can move past the bitter partisanship of the last eight years. Early signs do not look promising. Hearings on the nomination of Eric Holder, Obama's choice for attorney general, are scheduled to get under way this week. Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) already has given clear signals that they will be contentious and partisan. It goes without saying that the Justice Department needs a competent, independent leader.
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February 6, 1988 | By JOSEPH R. DAUGHEN, Daily News Staff Writer
The conviction of former Senior Common Pleas Judge Herbert R. Cain Jr. on extortion charges yesterday represents "an indictment of a (judicial) system" afflicted by "the worst" corruption he's ever seen, said the Justice Department official who prosecuted Cain. Philadelphia's court system, said Eric Holder, a trial attorney with the Public Integrity Section who is based in Washington, is gripped by "pervasive corruption. " "It is filled (with corruption) to a degree that I've never seen in 11 years with the Justice Department," said Holder, using the strongest language any official has used to describe the Philadelphia situation.
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July 17, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
LORETTA LYNCH, the first black female U.S. attorney general, put an exclamation point on the end of the five-day 106th Annual NAACP Convention last night, summoning an America in which black urban kids aren't viewed as future criminals - and in which some of them want to become cops. "We need children, particularly children of color - our children - to turn toward the law-enforcement officers in their neighborhoods," Lynch told about 1,000 attendees at a final-night awards ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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August 26, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - La Rose Ray was too excited to stay in bed. So at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, she left her husband and daughter sleeping peacefully in their hotel room and slipped downstairs. In the lobby, she greeted a busload of Philadelphians who had just arrived and helped distribute their official "Redeem the Dream" T-shirts. "Look at this, it's a beautiful thing," Ray said, watching church groups and sororities, senior citizens and youth organizations from around the country pour into the hotel - and city - to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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July 27, 2013 | By Vernon Clark and Theodore Schleifer, Inquirer Staff Writers
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the first step in a legal strategy by the Obama administration to enforce the Voting Rights Act despite the recent Supreme Court decision weakening key parts of the law. In a speech to the National Urban League Conference at the Convention Center, Holder said he would seek court approval to subject Texas to the same type of federal oversight that existed between the passage of the landmark voter-protection law...
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July 26, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
U.S. ATTORNEY General Eric Holder declared yesterday that he will ask a federal court in Texas to require the state to receive "preclearance" for any changes to election laws there. Holder was speaking in an "emergency town hall on voting rights and justice" at the National Urban League's annual conference here in Philadelphia. Holder said he was "deeply disappointed" in the U.S. Supreme Court's June 25 decision to strike down the preclearance requirement in the 1965 Voting Rights Act for nine Southern states, including Texas, along with parts of six other states with a history of discriminating against voters.
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May 20, 2013 | By Dana Milbank
As the nation's top law-enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows. Why didn't his Justice Department inform the Associated Press, as the law requires, before pawing through reporters' phone records? "I do not know," the attorney general told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday afternoon, "why that was or was not done. I simply don't have a factual basis to answer that question. " Why didn't the DOJ seek the AP's cooperation, as the law also requires, before issuing subpoenas?
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May 17, 2013 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
SO FAR THIS WEEK, President Obama has been called potentially "worse than Nixon" on freedom of the press issues, been accused of running an administration guilty of "outrageous, totally inexcusable" conduct, and has endured calls for the proverbial head of his handpicked attorney general, Eric Holder. Rush Limbaugh's at it again? Not exactly. During arguably the worst news cycle of his 52 months in the Oval Office, Obama suffered those verbal broadsides from liberal commentators and journalists such as the lawyer in the 1971 Pentagon Papers leak case and from Carl Bernstein, the reporter who helped break open Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013 | INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
New word: doxxing , the practice of piecing together detailed personal information from initial stuff you glean from Internet-available sources - such as when you find an e-mail address, then burrow through that to find phone numbers, addresses, info on chat rooms. It's a form of stalking. Hacker(s?) on the website exposed.su have either doxxed or hacked directly into celebrity private info, publishing photos, credit reports, mortgage details, Social Security numbers, etc. And now, says the FBI, the louts are "using" the info.
NEWS
July 20, 2012 | Freelance
I JUST GOT my Pennsylvania driver's license last month. It's a long, sordid story, but suffice it to say that failing the test when you're 16 leaves permanent scars, particularly when the embarrassment is compounded by having worn your Roy Rogers cowgirl uniform to the driving range (I didn't have time to change after my afternoon shift.)   Having that little piece of plastic hasn't erased the trauma of my 16th summer, but it's made it a lot easier to prove who I actually am, which is essential to life in an ordered and civilized society.
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July 1, 2012 | VOTERAMA IN CONGRESS
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House Road projects, student loans, flood insurance. Voting 373-52, the House on Friday sent the Senate a catchall bill to fund road-construction, transit and highway-safety programs at a cost of about $109 billion until October 2014, freeze interest rates on newly issued student loans at 3.4 percent until July 2013, and renew the National Flood Insurance Program until October 2017.
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