Cornyn Presses Holder on Gun Comments

Gov’t could require gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate firearms
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) / AP

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.

Judge Sides with Louisiana in Voucher Case

Jindal: ‘Win for children and their parents’
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

A federal court has rejected attempts by the Justice Department to scrap Louisiana’s school choice program, ending a months-long battle between the state and the Obama administration.

Low Times

Obama admin unlikely to unilaterally remove marijuana from list of Schedule I drugs
AP

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder indicated Tuesday that the Obama administration is not planning to unilaterally change the status of marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

Lawsuit: ‘The U.S. asks this Court to permanently enjoin the State of Louisiana from awarding any school vouchers’
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.

Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

Transparency Failure

Half of fed agencies not complying with FOIA law
AP

Nearly half of all federal agencies have not updated their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations since President Barack Obama took office, despite pledges by the president and Attorney General Eric Holder to modernize and improve government transparency efforts.

Debo’s Downfall

Feature: How an unlikely coalition worked together to block the Debo Adegbile nomination
Pennsylvania Sens. Pat Toomey and Mike Fitzpatrick hold a news conference with the Fraternal Order of Police / AP

Seven Senate Democrats joined 44 Republicans on March 5 to oppose the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division—a vote President Barack Obama labeled a “travesty” and pundits denounced as “racist.” The bipartisan blockage arose from the unlikely coalition of a moderate Republican congressman, a popular African-American Democrat, a Tea Party senator, a powerful labor union, and a long-grieving widow.