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Ryan J. Reilly

New Questions About Mystery Probe Into NYPD | 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...

DC Defunds Youth Courts, Pushes Kids Into Criminal Justice System

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Will the District of Columbia be able to provide an alternative for juvenile offenses that are better suited to reducing recidivism than prosecution in the court system?

$13 Billion and Counting

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Big bank executives are finally starting to sweat. Having gotten away for many years with relatively tiny, slap-on-the-wrist fines where they got exemption from any future legal action, a big $13 billion fine with no criminal side settlement is a different ballgame entirely.

Ryan J. Reilly

Shutdown Hits Criminal Justice System | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shutdown extends into next week, public defenders representing poor clients charged with federal crimes will start ask...

What Price Justice?

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the government budget gridlock grinds on, there has been considerable attention concerning its financial impact. However, few commentators have focused on the effect the sequester and the government shutdown are having on our constitutional obligation to do justice.

False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Today, the FBI and most other federal investigatory agencies are out of tune with the current best practice for interrogating suspects who are under arrest and in custody: recording interrogations electronically, preferably on video, to capture exactly what was said and done during closed-door interviews.

Ryan J. Reilly

ATF: Agent Can Publish Fast And Furious Book - For Free | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday that it isn't suppressing the free speech rights of an agent who ha...

Note to Politicians: Think It's Open Season on Voters? Think Again!

Penda D. Hair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

As we keep working to expose, prevent and dismantle voter suppression across the country, we are collectively letting politicians know that the Supreme Court's Shelby ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

Ryan J. Reilly

ATF: Agent John Dodson Can't Be Paid For 'Fast And Furious' Book | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is seeking answers after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) told an...

Amber Alert Website Offline Due To Shutdown - But System Is Still Operational

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: The Department of Justice reports that a person was taken off of furlough this morning to re-open the Amber Alert website. It went live again ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Fast And Furious Judge Slams House GOP Over Shutdown | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has delayed the lawsuit House Republicans brought against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal...

Everything You Need To Know About DOJ's Lawsuit To Stop America's Worst Voter Suppression Law | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

The Justice Department will file a lawsuit today challenging four parts of North Carolina’s recently enacted voter suppression law, invoking what re...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Still Won't Explain Opposition To 14th Amendment Option | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is still refusing to disclose what its legal team concluded about the 14th Amendment option, which many progres...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: DOJ Will Challenge Voter Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Republicans intentionally discriminated against black voters when they passed a highly restrictive voting law earlier thi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Holder: DOJ Employees Will 'Suffer' Under Shutdown | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a press conference at DOJ headquarters on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder blamed the pending government shutdown on the "dys...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Will Sue State Over Restrictive Voting Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by ...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Spent Millions On Drones Despite 'Uncoordinated' Policy | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice spent millions of dollars purchasing small unarmed drones for domestic use over the last decade, but the ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Navy Yard Shooting Photos, Video Of Aaron Alexis Released By FBI | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Aaron Alexis was prepared to die and held onto the delusional belief that he was being controlled by extremely low-frequency electromagn...

Ryan J. Reilly

Case Of Georgia Cop Accused Of Selling Pot Tests New DOJ Marijuana Policy | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The case of a Georgia sheriff accused of selling pot to undercover FBI agents seems to be one of the first without a clear connection to...

Joy Resmovits

Jindal Accuses Obama Administration Of Attacking Parents | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

After weeks of opposition from prominent Republican politicians and a $500,000 television spot from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), the U.S. Department of Just...

Joy Resmovits

Minority Families Join GOP Politicians To Fight U.S. In Court | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

School vouchers, a controversial system for funding private schools with public dollars, are aligning a group of minority Louisiana parents with promi...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Won't Train New Agents Thanks To Sequestration | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration has forced the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop training new agents at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., FBI Direct...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Makes Big Announcement About Prison Sentences For Drug Crimes | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will soon begin applying a policy that helps certain drug offenders avoid mandatory minimum sentences to defendants ...