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Obama's DOJ Will Sue To Overturn Arizona Immigration Law

July 6, 2010
Federal attorneys will argue the legal doctrine of "preemption," which is based on the Constitution's supremacy clause and says that federal law trumps state statues. The filing will also contain a civil-rights argument that the law would lead to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners.

Obama Blasts Arizona Immigration Law As 'Ill Conceived'

July 1, 2010
During the speech, Obama said immigration reform is a federal responsibility and should be passed with bi-partisan support.

Obama Sends National Guard To Arizona Border

May 26, 2010
The troops won't make arrests or otherwise intervene directly, but will help with support and surveillance targeted both at illegal border crossing and drug smuggling.

Obama Thanks Officers for 'Life of Service to Others'

May 15, 2010
On Peace Officers Memorial Day, President Obama thanked law enforcement for ensuring the freedoms that Americans enjoy today.

Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009

December 30, 2009
Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.

President Obama Signs Hate-Crimes Law

October 28, 2009
The new law expands the definition of a hate crime to cover outlaw attacks based on sexual orientation or gender in addition to race, color, religion, or national origin.

Feds Won't Use Resources to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Cases

October 21, 2009
The Obama administration has ended the policy of federal enforcement of medical marijuana patients and dispensers in states where use of the drug is permitted for certain illnesses, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced.

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

October 15, 2009
I still can't wrap my head around President Barack Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As a Los Angeles Times editorial noted, it's embarrassing to him and diminishes the prize. But getting rewards and being deprived of them is nothing new.

PC Collateral Damage

August 6, 2009
Much has been made of the educational opportunities afforded by the Gates incident. But it really shows, once again, just how conditioned we have become to tolerating acts of idiocy

Gates: Crowley Is a "Likeable Guy" When Not Arresting You

July 31, 2009
The three men embroiled in a national debate about racial profiling met for a beer in the White House library on Thursday, and agreed to meet again in Cambridge.

President Obama Softens Tone, But Does Not Back Off Criticism of Gates Arrest

July 24, 2009
The White House today sought to soften the tone of President Obama's criticism of the Cambridge, Mass. police's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his own home earlier this week. But Obama said in an interview with ABC News that he was surprised by the controversy over the statement.

Cambridge Cops Want Obama Apology

July 24, 2009
A multiracial group of police officers on Friday stood with the white officer who arrested a prominent black Harvard scholar and asked President Barack Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick to apologize for comments the union leaders called insulting.

Obama "Stupidly" Comment Disappoints Massachusetts Cop

July 24, 2009
A white police sergeant who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday he's disappointed President Barack Obama said officers acted "stupidly" without knowing all the facts.

Obama Says Words Ill Chosen, Calls White Policeman

July 24, 2009
Trying to tamp down a national uproar over race, President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday he had used unfortunate words in declaring that Cambridge, Mass., police "acted stupidly" in arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. "I could've calibrated those words differently," he said.

Video: Obama Says Officers "Acted Stupidly"

July 24, 2009
In this clip from a news conference about healthcare, President Obama speaks about the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., who is a friend.

Cambridge Officer: We Followed Protocols In Gates Arrest

July 24, 2009
The second Cambridge police officer who was inside the home of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. during his arrest says he and the arresting officer "followed protocols," New England Cable News reports.

Chicago Police Spend $2.2 Million to Protect Obama's Home Since November

July 21, 2009
The Chicago Police Department has spent at least $2.2 million to secure President Barack Obama's Kenwood residence since he was elected in November, according to documents released Monday by the city.

Police Survivors Group Says No Worries About Obama's Death-Benefit Cut

May 12, 2009
President Obama's proposed reduction of death benefits is "meaningless" and will not reduce the amount paid to survivors who lose their loved ones in the line of duty, according to a leading grief-support agency for law-enforcement families.

9/11 Family Leader Rails Against President Obama Over Gitmo Closing, Handling of Terror Prosecutions

May 8, 2009
The Justice Department's recent plea agreement with Ali Saleh al-Marri should be of grave concern to those who believe the Obama administration will vigorously prosecute terrorists in the federal court system. Al-Marri was sent to the U.S. on Sept. 10, 2001, by KSM to carry out cyanide bomb attacks. He faces up to a 15-year sentence, but will be allowed to argue that the sentence should be satisfied by the seven years he has been in custody.
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