Holder: Feds May Sue Over Arizona Law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department was considering a federal lawsuit against Arizona's new immigration law.

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  • Newly Released Eric Holder Memo: Feds Can Use FISA to Spy on Journalists
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  • Holder Floats Possibility of Racial Profiling Suit Against Arizona
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  • White House backs Holder's decision to appoint U.S. attorneys to probe leaks
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