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Feds Subpoena Bank Of America Over Libor Scandal

BloombergBusinessweek | Hugh Son | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the second- biggest U.S. lender, received formal inquiries from investigators pressing their probe into the possible rigg...

Justice Employees' Questionable Move Revealed

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that eight high-ranking employees in the department's management division ...

Congressional Candidate's Father Arrested On Bribery Charge

Forest Hills Patch | Matthew Hampton | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

Former Assembly member Jimmy Meng, the first Asian-American legislator to serve on the state level, was arrested by federal agents Tuesday, according ...

Eric Holder To Announce Sweeping Reforms For City's Troubled Police Department

AP | KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A court-supervised agreement Tuesday to overhaul the New Orleans Police Department will require the troubled agency to implement t...

State Agencies Allegedly Paid Female Workers Thousands Less Than Male Equals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Female workers at two state agencies were allegedly being paid thousands of dollars less to do the same work as their male counterparts. The U.S. ...

Wells Fargo Enters Into $175 Million Discrimination Settlement

Anna Cuevas | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Anna Cuevas

The United States Department of Justice has announced that Wells Fargo has entered into a $175 million settlement agreement as a result of allegations that it discriminated against black and Hispanic mortgage applicants.

Closing Arguments Set For Texas Voter ID Trial

Posted 09.12.2012 | Black Voices

By HENRY C. JACKSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas' controver...

As the Rot Spreads: Holder, Don't Hold Back

Mike Lux | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We are left with one thing we could do now to go straight at the heart of darkness: prosecute these bankers. The president, to his credit, set up a task force to do just that. So why doesn't anything seem to be happening?

Setback for Nikki Haley Backed Law

West Ashley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

It looks like South Carolina's Voter ID law will get a day in court after Assistant U.S. Attoney General Thomas Perez again shot down the law under th...

Florida Voter Purge Gets Big Win

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its voter rolls. The U.S. Departmen...

Florida Voter Purge Draws Another Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

* Lawsuit claims violation of Voting Rights Act * Hispanics seen as unfairly targeted for cut from rolls * Legal challen...

It Makes Economic Sense To Stop Prisoners From Getting Raped: DoJ

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

In terms of dollars and cents, it makes sense to try and prevent prison rape. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Department of Justi...

De-stigmatizing Mental Illness Is a Critical Step in New Focus on Treatment vs. Punishment for Addiction

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
David Sack, M.D.

We do not punish people who have a second heart attack by denying treatment; why do we punish those who relapse with an addiction by denying further treatment?

LOCKED UP: Bomb Plot Suspects Get Bad News From Judge

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A federal judge in Ohio says five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge must remain locked up pending trial. The Akron-ba...

The Obama Administration Is Criminalizing Investigative Reporting

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Criminally investigating the kinds of leaks that are the bread and butter of national security investigative reporting is a noxious overreaction by hyper-controlling government officials who don't want us to know what's being done in our name.

Issa's Crusade Against 'Reckless Conduct' Intensifies

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House committee looking into a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona announced Monday that it will consider holding Attorney Gene...

Republicans Want Probe Into Alleged 'Swatting' Of Bloggers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Congressional Republicans are stepping up an effort to press the Department of Justice on alleged harassment of conservative bloggers through a practi...

Justice Department To Monitor Wisconsin Recalls

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. Department of Justice plans to monitor the recall elections in Wisconsin on Tuesday, and will dispatch a team of federal observe...

Alabama's Epic Challenge To Voting Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

By Joan Biskupic CALERA, Ala., June 4 (Reuters) - Four years ago, in this small city of gentle hills, tall oaks and nine stoplights, a...

Latino Voters Under Attack in Florida

El Chanclaso | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

Governor Rick Scott of Florida deserves more than a flying chancla, but he's on the receiving end of this week's chanclaso with the possibility of many more to come, especially during election season.

Mortgage Company To Pay Millions To Settle Bias Lending Claims

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — SunTrust Mortgage Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $21 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its lend...

DOJ Probing Sex Abuse Allegations At Alabama Prisons

AP | ANDY BROWNFIELD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Rape, sexual assault and harassment from male guards are a way of life for prisoners at an Alabama women's prison, according to in...

Prison Rape Standards: A Start, But Only a Start

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Crime
Eli Lehrer

Within a few years, the official rape prevention rules in every correctional facility in the country will be a lot better than they were a decade ago. The problem, however, isn't going to go away until a real cultural shift takes place in America.

Boehner: 'All Options Are On The Table' In Contentious Investigation

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says "all options are on the table" in the ongoing congressional investigation into the "Fast and Furious" op...

Michael Calderone

Obama's War On Leaks | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Obama administration Friday morning continued its headlong attack on the right of reporters to protect their confidential sources...