A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn’t expected before the November election.
A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks.
A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of use-of-force policies, but recommended improvements to training and the tracking of such allegations.
Romell Madison, whose mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was one of two unarmed people gunned down on the Danziger Bridge, said the family is “extremely disappointed” and urged the Justice Department to appeal the judge’s ruling.
The Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling say they have reached an agreement that will reduce the jailed executive’s sentence for his role in the energy giant’s collapse.
Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake.