Eric Holder http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Legislators React to U.S. Attorney General's Call to Restore Felon Voting Rights http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislators-react-us-attorney-generals-call-restore-felon-voting-rights <p>FRANKFORT — The push to restore felon voting rights has received a major endorsement from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, but it's not clear what effect that may have in the state Capitol—where lawmakers are debating the issue.</p><p>As he called on<a href="/post/holder-calls-restoring-felons-voting-rights"> states to lift rules that make it harder for felons to get their right to vote back,</a> Holder singled out Kentucky. He said it's one of three states where a fifth of black adults are prohibited from voting because of a felony record.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:45:39 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8561 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislators React to U.S. Attorney General's Call to Restore Felon Voting Rights Attorney General Eric Holder Gives Rand Paul, Kentucky Shoutouts in Announcing Sentencing Changes http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-eric-holder-gives-rand-paul-kentucky-shoutouts-announcing-sentencing-changes <p>Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday changes to how the federal government prosecutes and sentences &nbsp;people accused of nonviolent crimes, and he gave Kentucky a shoutout in the process.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:33:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 6436 at http://wfpl.org Attorney General Eric Holder Gives Rand Paul, Kentucky Shoutouts in Announcing Sentencing Changes