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Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Election

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to...

John Celock

Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

Boston Marathon Bombing Intel Probe Expands

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspectors general of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Intelligence Community, the Department of Justice and the Department of H...

SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.

WATCH: 'My Village Was Droned,' Yemeni Man Tells Senate

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Yemeni man named Farea al-Muslimi told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that a U.S. drone strike on his small town of W...

Budweiser Maker Strikes Game-Changing Deal

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Anheuser-Busch InBev have agreed to conditions that will allow the beer giant to expa...

Dems Ask Feds To Probe Key Christie Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are betting against Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to privatize the state lottery, saying the initial Mega Millions the state is ex...

Dave Jamieson

Poultry Giant Settles Suit Over Toxic Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Meat processor Tyson Foods has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that the company violated safety regulations at ...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

Mortgage Lender Charged With Defrauding Government

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sued a New York mortgage company it said defrauded the federal government into insuring poor quality home lo...

Are You a Teenager Who Reads News Online? According to the Justice Department, You May Be a Criminal

Dave Maass | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Dave Maass

In the DOJ's world, this means anyone under 18 who reads a Hearst newspaper online could hypothetically face jail time. But Hearst's publications aren't the only ones with overly restrictive usage terms.

Is Medicard Being Overcharged By Private Labs?

Andrew Baker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Andrew Baker

As Congress and the White House consider serious cuts to Medicare benefits, the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing the nation's two largest labora...

GOP Opposes Thomas Perez Nomination at Their Own Peril

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, President Obama nominated Thomas Perez to serve as Secretary of Labor. Immediately, conservative lawmakers and commentators began pushing back, calling Perez a radical, political choice.

Attorney General Eric Holder: If the President Does It, It's Legal

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It may be that the time has come to create a "non-political" and "independent" attorney general, one who would serve the interests of the public by upholding the rule of law rather than justifying the whims of the president.

When Good Things Happen to Bad People

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As our government of the richest and mightiest country in the world is incapable of effecting retribution, we can only implore the divinity: please see to it that really bad things happen to these really bad people.

What Eric Holder Should Say About Drones Tomorrow

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

With bipartisan concern clear and public interest in the program growing, now is the time for the Justice Department to explain fully its legal support for the program, or risk more claims of the Obama administration's hypocrisy.

Justice Dept. Probes Denver For Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.04.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpret...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

DOJ's Brief for Equality

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The new media were ablaze on the evening of February 22 after U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief in United States v. Windsor asking the Supreme Court to overturn Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The Price of Gasoline and the Patently Absurd Application of Our Sovereign Immunity Law

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We have an anomaly in our courts, irresponsibly supported by the executive and legislative branches of our government, in the manner that our courts interpret Sovereign Immunity and, in turn, its impact on our day to day lives.

Credit Suisse Faces Government Probe

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey is investigating Credit Suisse AG over mortgage-backed securities p...

Department of Labor: Criminals Are a Protected Class in America's Workforce

Kerry Patton | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Kerry Patton

With the new Department of Labor Directive 306 in full effect, the American workforce will face unprecedented issues. How will private business owners decipher applicants who pose physical threats to their workforce based off criminal pasts?

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Drones Memo Disclosure Could Change FOIA Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Until last week, the Obama administration's official position was that it had never technically acknowledged the existence of a memo fro...

Is This the New Normal? Drone Strikes, Secret Memos and an Imperial President

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When Barack Obama ascended to the presidency in 2008, there was a sense, at least among those who voted for him, that the country might change for the better.

The S&P Case and the Problem of Financial Opinion

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We've seen both problems before, notably in Eliot Spitzer's crusade against Wall Street analysts in 2001. The parallels are remarkable; the resolution is unsettling. What did we have?