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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  

Obama Administration Hosts Opioid Addiction Summit

By Shawn Dwyer

Attorney General Eric Holder was one of several prominent figures on hand to deliver remarks on the nation’s growing battle with heroin addiction. 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  

Colorado Paves Way For New Pot Banking System

By Shawn Dwyer

As they did with legalizing recreational weed, Colorado is leading the way in making financial services marijuana friendly. MORE  

Obama’s DEA Chief Refuses To Support Proposed Drug Reforms

By Shawn Dwyer

Bush holdover Michele Leonhart has stubbornly rebuffed her new boss over the changing realities of the War on Drugs. MORE  

DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

By Paul Gaita

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions. MORE  

Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

By Paul Gaita

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition. 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  

Shorter Prison Sentences For Must Drug Offenses Could Begin In November

By McCarton Ackerman

Come November 1, sentences won't be as long for low-level drug offenders, though traffickers and violent felons will continue to serve extensive time. MORE  

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