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Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prison Crisis Poses 'Critical Threat' To Justice Department, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ballooning cost of the overcrowded federal prison system is an "increasingly critical threat" to the Justice Department’s ability ...

DOJ Agency Warns Of Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

In the monthly e-newsletter for the Justice Department's Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program, Senior Policy Analyst Karl Bickel sounds t...

Ryan J. Reilly

Avoiding Felony Charges Was Pretty Much The Best These 'PayPal 14' Hacktivists Could've Hoped For

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Eleven individuals charged with helping overwhelm PayPal's website in 2010 have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that could ...

Let's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.

U.S. Plans New Bank Fraud Cases In Early 2014

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds details from interview) By David Ingram WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to bring ...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Obama Administration Took The Platinum Coin Option More Seriously Than It Let On

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration was serious enough about manufacturing a high-value platinum coin to avert a congressional fight over the debt ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin man who, for one minute, took part in an Anonymous-sponsored effort to overwhelm the website of Koch Industries has been sen...

DOJ Lets Banks Off The Hook

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business

Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is not planning any penalties on a civil probe relating to allegations that large banks tried preventi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama pardons two overweight turkeys named Carmel and Popcorn during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, t...

Kate Sheppard

Power Company's Guilty Plea Nets Big Fine For Bird-Killing Wind Turbines

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Duke Energy's renewables division will pay $1 million in fines and restitution for unlawfully killing golden eagles and other threaten...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Pot Shops Raided In The Face Of Historic Marijuana Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

Federal agencies raided multiple Denver-area medical marijuana shops and grow operations Thursday morning, in the largest federal enforcement action o...

The Incredible Shrinking Airline Industry

Bill McGee | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Bill McGee

Now that the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways appears to be moving forward, questions linger about how the deal will impact air travelers.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Nominates Former NAACP Official To Top Civil Rights Post

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will nominate a former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official to take over the Justice Department's Civil Rights Divis...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Agent Insists He Wasn't First To Leak Info On Foiled Bomb Plot As He Heads To Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former top FBI official was sentenced to over three years in prison on Thursday for disclosing national security information about a f...

Ryan J. Reilly

House Republicans Want To Impeach Eric Holder For Refusing To Defend Unconstitutional Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fringe group of House Republicans announced this week they will try to make Attorney General Eric Holder the first cabinet official to...

Ryan J. Reilly

When It Comes To Eric Holder's 'Smart On Crime' Push, Ideas Aren't Partisan -- Or Even His

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- When Attorney General Eric Holder set out to reform the Justice Department's approach to certain types of crime, he didn't have to rei...

Ryan J. Reilly

'You Would've Been My Boys': Eric Holder Highlights Philly Reentry Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- It's Juan Sanchez's first day in reentry court. Indicted when President Bill Clinton was still in office, he was sentenced to 15 years...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: 9/11 Defendants 'Would Be On Death Row' If Case Proceeded In Federal Court Instead Of Gitmo

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defendants currently awaiting a military trial in Guantanamo Bay in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks "would be on death row as we sp...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Says The Justice System He Leads Is Broken. Can He Fix It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, near LaGuardia Airport, was mostly Italian immigrants after World War II. But in the years tha...

Ryan J. Reilly

Possible Plea Deal In Major Anonymous Hacking Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Eleven of the 14 people allegedly affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous who were arrested in 2011 for launching a cyberattack again...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Join Lawsuit Against Company That Did Edward Snowden's Background Check

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is jumping into a lawsuit against a company that runs background checks for the federal government, siding with a...

Ryan J. Reilly

The FBI Program That Had Local Law Enforcement Worried About Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An FBI program intended to collect reports of suspicious activity and avert potential terrorist attacks was hampered by resistance from ...

Ryan J. Reilly

New Questions About Mystery Probe Into NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

A coalition of more than 120 organizations is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the New York City Police Department's surveillance ...

Department of Justice Helps At-Risk Youth With After-School and Mentoring Programs

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 12.21.2013 | Science
Stephen M. Coan

We are pleased that the Department of Justice has recognized JASON Learning's important role in developing and overseeing after school programs. We will track these programs and use our research to help more at-risk students around the country.

Cops Association President Uses Eric Holder Introduction To Attack DOJ's Stance On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

The head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police used his introduction of Attorney General Eric Holder at a conference in Philadelphia on...