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The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. MORE  

5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Holder Seeking Reduced Sentences for Prisoners Held on Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

The attorney general's latest proposal falls in line with a wider goal of pulling back on the drug war. MORE  

Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

By Paul Gaita

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot. MORE  

Attorney General “Willing” to Discuss Rescheduling Weed

By Paul Gaita

On the heels of congressional pressure, the nation's top law enforcement officer opened the door to reclassifying marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. MORE  

Justice Department to Reduce Federal Drug Sentences

By Paul Gaita

Eric Holder seeks to reform the criminal justice system by focusing on national security and financial crimes while reducing the overburdened prisoner population. MORE  

Attorney General to Open Banking to Pot Business

By Shawn Dwyer

In a recent speech, Eric Holder said he was open to new regulations to allow banks to conduct business with marijuana retailers, though he declined to offer specifics. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Ex-Dot Com millionaire charged with drug dealing, Colorado's medical pot business plummets, and cops find tigers in a Mexican drug lab. MORE  

Drug-Court Motorcycle Relay Rolls Into DC

By West Huddleston

The US Attorney General praised drug courts—and their graduates—at the tour's closing event on Thursday. MORE  

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