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Obama To Nominate Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

AP/ HuffPost | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first bl...

Ryan J. Reilly

Loretta Lynch Expected To Be Obama's Next Attorney General | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor, who served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in both the Clinton and Obama admini...

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Speak Out On Mike Brown And Environment In Ferguson And D.C. | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Million Mask March, an Anonymous-affiliated group of protests, reached both the nation's capitol and Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesda...

Can New GOP Senate Tackle Border Kids, Perjury Pawns?

Sara Warner | Posted 11.05.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

As election results rolled in and Republicans were clearly taking control of the United States Senate, we embattled and map-weary Democrats scanned those results for silver linings. It appears one of those positive outcomes rests on the motivation to create a new "playbook."

Kate Sheppard

Liberal Group Makes Last-Ditch Push For Potentially Pivotal Senate Seat | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive group, is trying to organize a last-minute push to get out voters on a Native American r...

Justice Department, City Of Albuquerque Reach Deal On Police Reform

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police depart...

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Frank Vogl | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

The widespread failure by many important exporting countries to curb business corruption can only be explained by their belief that boosting exports is far more important than reducing corruption.

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

U.S. To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages In 7 States

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states and extend federal benefits to those couples, the Ju...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Civil Rights Chief DOJ Thinks Liberals Will Love, Conservatives Can Work With | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The new acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a liberal activist lawyer who has spoken out on the “disas...

Voting Rights: What You Need to Know and How the Supreme Court Is Failing Us

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Janessa E. Robinson

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

The Nation's Police Have a Sex-Discrimination Problem

Katherine Spillar | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

While conducting its investigations, we implore the Department of Justice to also examine how the gross underrepresentation of women in the Ferguson Police Department -- and in police departments nationwide -- aggravates excessive use of force problems and deteriorating police-community relations.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: New Encryption Systems 'Thwarting' Child Porn, Kidnapping Investigations | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder plans to slam technology companies Tuesday for launching new encryption systems that will lock out law enfo...

Prosecutors Can Play Role in Ending Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

No one argues that a federal prosecutor's role is easy. And, in many ways, the revolution in prosecution requires them to make even more subtle and difficult judgments than they do already. But if the nation is to end mass incarceration, with a criminal justice system suited to that goal, we must collectively embrace the revolution in prosecution.

REPORT: Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement

Los Angeles Times | Timothy M. Phelps | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by fede...

Justice Department To Investigate Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Sept 24 (Reuters) - Federal investigators will review whether two white police officers violated the civil r...

Returning to Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Speak Quietly and Swing a Big Stick

Ray Brescia | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Ray Brescia

Perhaps the mere threat that local and state governments might get serious about using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages might be enough to get banks to do something they have been loathe to do from the beginning: write down principal and right-size mortgages to align them with current property values.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Residents Generally Optimistic After First Closed-Door DOJ Meeting | Mariah Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of local residents gathered at two-closed door meetings Monday night to discuss what needs to change in this St. Louis subur...

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

DOJ Memo Justifying Killing Of U.S. Citizen Revealed

VICE News | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

"This white paper sets forth the legal basis upon which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could use lethal force in Yemen against a United States ...

Justice Department Watchdog Complains Of Interference

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it ne...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Department's Cooperation Could Aid DOJ Civil Rights Probe | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

This article was made possible by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting like this ...

Another Disturbance Reported At Troubled Juvenile Detention Center

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakou...

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.