Justice Department

Don Cazayoux in 2008
U.S. Congress

Former U.S. Attorney and ex-Congressman Don Cazayoux comments on the Alton Sterling case. He explains how the Justice Department reviews evidence and renders a decision in cases such as the one agains the officer who shot Sterling.

Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law," a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.