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  • Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole:  "There are no perfect solutions here. We've reserved the right explicitly to go in and pre-empt at a later date if that becomes necessary." (associated press)

    New marijuana rules aren't a free-for-all, DOJ says

    Though the Justice Department is giving some leeway to states in controlling their own marijuana laws, the federal government won't let it turn into a free-for-all, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Congress on Tuesday.


  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric Holder speaks June 11, 2012, at the League of Women Voters National Convention in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Holder emails: Get to the bottom of 'Fast and Furious'

    In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious.


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    Senate approves Cole as Holder's top Justice deputy

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate, mostly along party lines, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.'s top deputy - a position he has held since Jan. 3 when he was installed by President Obama in a temporary recess appointment.


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    Senate approves Cole as Holder's top deputy

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate, mostly along party lines, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s top deputy — a position he has held since Jan. 3 when he was installed by President Obama in a temporary recess appointment.


  • **FILE** Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Judiciary Committee Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate Republicans block Justice Department nominee

    Senate Republicans blocked a nomination by President Obama for the first time this year on Monday, when they successfully filibustered the confirmation of the White House's pick for the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.


  • Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Democrats cite U.S. security in pushing Justice job nominee

    With a key test vote in the Senate on Monday, Democrats are playing the national security card in their push to get the No. 2 man at the Justice Department confirmed.


  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (left) announces results of a 10-month investigation that found New Orleans police officers engaged in unconstitutional conduct and violated federal laws. Also at the Thursday news conference were Mayor Mitch Landrieu (center) and Deputy Attorney General James Cole. (Associated Press)

    Report blasts New Orleans police actions

    New Orleans police officers have engaged in unconstitutional conduct and violated federal laws in their use of excessive force; illegal stops, searches and arrests; racial and ethnic profiling; and mistreatment of gays, according to a scathing Justice Department report released Thursday.


  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole. (Associated Press)

    Obama uses power of appointment, sidestepping Senate

    President Obama is sidestepping the Senate to directly fill the No. 2 position at the Justice Department and appoint four U.S. ambassadors whose nominations had been stalled or blocked by lawmakers for months.


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