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D.C. Mayor Introduces New Initiatives To Help Find Missing Children

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.27.2017 | Black Voices

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Friday that the city has introduced six new initiatives to help find missing children. Bowser’s in...

Rose McGowan Seeking Help From Department Of Justice After Nude Photo Hack

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.20.2017 | Entertainment

Rose McGowan is among the female celebrities who recently had their personal photos leaked online by hackers, and she’s not taking the situation lig...

DOJ Wants More Time To Provide Evidence For Trump's Wiretap Claim

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The Department of Justice said on Monday it had requested more time to respond to a request from lawmakers on the Hou...

Washington State Looks To Defeat Trump Over Travel Ban A Second Time

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

Washington state on Monday moved to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, filing a new complaint in federal court and asking a judge to...

After Refusing To Resign, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired By Trump Justice Department

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and one of the most high profile federal prosecutors in the country, says he...

Nearly Half Of Prisoners Lack Access To Vocational Training

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis In the ongoing discussion of prison reform, mass incarceration and reducing recidivism, vocational programs are often overlooked...

Jeff Sessions Asks Top Federal Prosecutors To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked 46 top federal prosecutors appointed by former President Barack Obama to tender their resignat...

Michael Flynn Concealed Foreign Lobbying Work From The Justice Department

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was paid more than $500,000 last fall as a foreign lobbyist to help the Turkish government ...

Fishing Tycoon Known As 'The Codfather' Will Plead Guilty To Conspiracy And Smuggling Charges

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 03.09.2017 | Green

Carlos Rafael, a Massachusetts fishing tycoon known as “The Codfather,” is reportedly taking the bait in a settlement deal with the Department of ...

Trump Nominee For Key DOJ Post Open To Appointing Special Counsel In Russia Probe

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Several Senate Democrats on Tuesday backed a longtime federal prosecutor nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the No. 2 position...

Justice Department Says It's Not Trying To Be A Buzzkill On Legal Weed ― Yet

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

The Department of Justice is seeking to tamp down fears of an impending crackdown on legal marijuana after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White Ho...

Civil Servants Fear Witch Hunt Underway Over Trump Leaks

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerat...

Feds Target Upcoming Marijuana Festival In Nevada

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A warning from the Justice Department could force one of the world’s largest marijuana festivals to press on without the very herb it...

Majority Of Money In Airbag Fraud Settlement Slated For Automakers, Not Actual Victims

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The 18-year-old all-state cheerleader was just picking up her little brother from football practice when she got into a fender bender in the parking l...

LGBTQ Groups Slam Trump's Reversal Of Transgender Bathroom Policies

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices

In a troubling, if predictable, move, President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it would revoke a federal policy prohibiting ...

Supreme Court Torn Over Whether Constitution Should Apply To Cross-Border Shootings

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As the administration of President Donald Trump readies a new crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the Supreme Court on Tuesday weighe...

Tennessee Man Convicted Of Plot To Round Up Militia, Attack Muslim Community

Reuters | Nick Wing | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

A Tennessee man was found guilty on Thursday of plotting in 2015 to round up a militia and burn down a mosque, school and cafeteria in the upstate New...

State Prison Suicides Climbed 30 Percent In One Year

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Christopher Zoukis

The number of inmate suicides in state prisons climbed by more than 30 percent during a one-year period, according to a recent report from the Bureau ...

Trump Administration Lawyers Urge Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

Less than three weeks since President Donald Trump took office, lawyers for his administration seemed to have a hard time Tuesday convincing a panel o...

Democrats Delay Jeff Sessions' Confirmation After Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats on Tuesday delayed the confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to be the next attorney general ...

Acting Attorney General Says DOJ Won't Defend Trump's Ban On Refugees, Travelers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In a stunning announcement Monday afternoon, acting Attorney General Sally Yates said the Justice Department won’t defend President D...

Justice Department Said Trump’s Refugee Ban Is Legal. They Didn’t Say It Was A Good Idea.

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Just what the hell is the Justice Department doing while President Donald Trump is churning out chaos-inspiring executive orders, Sen. ...

Transitional Justice: DOJ in the Era of Trump

Janai S. Nelson | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices
Janai S. Nelson

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., argued Veasey v. Abbott, the pending challenge to Texa...

Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Trump Officials' Failure To Obey Court Orders

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Illinois Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin want an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s response to a federal court order th...

Obama's DOJ Fought Texas Voter ID Law. Trump's New Civil Rights Chief Offered Tips On Writing It.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department spent the better part of a decade battling a strict voter ID law in Texas, which s...