iOS app Android app

Tony West

Holder To Address 'Outrageous' Voting Access Conditions For Native Americans

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase...

DOJ Trains Cops To Work With Transgender People

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals,...

Gulf Residents To Receive Additional $64 Million For Spill Claims

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Roughly 7,300 residents and businesses harmed by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will get more than $64 million in additional ...

Justice Department Announces Good News

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department reported Monday that it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning ...

Obama Administration Asks Court To Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still aske...

Jason Linkins

Tony West, Lawyer At Center Of Al-Awlaki Filing, Was Once Smeared As 'Al Qaeda Seven' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, Spencer Ackerman pointed out that the "first Justice Department lawyer to sign off on the Obama administration's brief to dismiss a ...

Obama's "General" Wins One: The Legal and Historical Import of U.S. vs. Arizona

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

The decision in U.S. v. Arizona points to some important constitutional tensions that need to be recalled in a nation characterized by fractious Red states eager to embrace a power struggle with the government.

US Sues KBR: Iraq Charges From Contractor Were Improper, Says US Government

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government sued KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, on Thursday over what prosecutors say were improper charges t...

U.S. Considering Criminal Case Against BP

LA Times | Richard A. Serrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of top federal prosecutors and investigators has taken the first steps toward a formal criminal investigation into oil giant BP's actions befor...

Republicans Question Justice Department Appointees Who Were Former Guantanamo Defense Lawyers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine top political appointees at the Justice Department previously worked as lawyers or advocates for "enemy combatants" confined at Guantanamo Bay, C...