Eric Holder

May 11, 2018

Democratic blitz, GOP votes doomed redistricting measure

The threat of a massive infusion of political spending by a liberal advocacy group during campaign season helped thwart a legislative effort to overhaul Arizona’s redistricting process.

Jan 19, 2016

Judge rules against Justice Dept. in Fast and Furious fight

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Justice Department's claim of executive privilege used to withhold certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" scandal from release to a congressional committee.

Nov 21, 2014

Arpaio sues Obama over immigration executive action

Not even waiting until President Obama gave his speech Thursday night, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed suit in federal court seeking to block the announced plans to allow millions of people not in this country to remain and work here legally.

Feb 12, 2014

Holder urges AZ to restore voting rights to ex-inmates

Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.

Screen shot from Rep. Bob Thorpe's Twitter account.
Aug 14, 2013

Thorpe erases tweets, locks down Twitter account following racism accusations

Rep. Bob Thorpe locked down his Twitter account, barred reporters from following it and erased several comments after Democrats and civil rights activists called several of his tweets racially insensitive.

Justice Department seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit
Oct 16, 2012

Justice Department seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit

The Justice Department on Monday night sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Republican-led House committee demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious.

Sep 26, 2012

Sentencing set for man in Fast and Furious case

A new sentencing date has been set for a man who admitted working as a straw buyer for a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in the government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Fast and Furious report faults Justice Department
Sep 19, 2012

Fast and Furious report faults Justice Department

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

Sep 17, 2012

DOJ report due out on gun-smuggling operation

Family members of an Arizona U.S. Border Patrol agent killed in connection with a botched gun-smuggling operation said they won't have closure until someone is held accountable for his death.

Sep 10, 2012

Mexico arrests suspect in Fast and Furious killing

Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Aug 31, 2012

Tucson shooting survivors give Holder petitions calling for gun control

A dozen survivors and family members from last year’s Tucson shooting that killed six people and injured 13 met this week with Attorney General Eric Holder to urge stricter federal regulations on gun sales.

Aug 29, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder meets Tucson shooting survivors

More than a dozen survivors and family members from the 2011 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have outlined for Attorney General Eric Holder their campaign to stem gun violence.