Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, could have her confirmation vote this week.

The United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the 83rd United States Attorney General on Thursday by a vote of 56-43, Lynch will be the first African-American woman to hold the post. Read More

Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

Eric H. Holder, Jr., has announced his intention to step down as United States Attorney General.

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More

Houston lawyer and former U.S. Attorney Gaynelle Griffin Jones dies

Gaynelle Griffin Jones was the first woman, and first African-American U.S. Attorney in Houston.

The family, friends, and the entire Houston legal community is mourning the loss of attorney Gaynelle Griffin Jones who lost her battle with cancer last week. Read More

Black lawyer’s nomination to be 3rd in command at DOJ could be delayed

Associate Attorney General Derek Anthony "Tony" West

The nomination of black lawyer Derek Anthony “Tony” West to be the new Associate Attorney General of the United States could be delayed, that’s the word from at least one senior United States Senator. Read More