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Top NYC Officials Condemn Justice Department's Claim City 'Soft On Crime'

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill are not impressed with the Justice Department’s claim...

DOJ Threatens To Pull Federal Law Enforcement Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department on Friday warned nine jurisdictions that they could lose federal law enforcement grants unless they reassure the...

Sessions Leaves Door Open To Prosecuting News Organizations Over Leaks

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.21.2017 | Media

Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t assuage journalists’ fears Friday that prosecuting WikiLeaks could open the door to charging news organizati...

Bill O'Reilly Had A Better 4/20 Than You

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Today is April 20th, just another day on t...

Jeff Sessions Marvels At How A Judge 'On An Island In The Pacific' Could Stall Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed skepticism that a federal judge who serves in Hawaii had the power to block President Donald Trump’s retool...

A De Facto Death Sentence For An Iowa Father

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Allison Rice’s dad was a 64-year-old, church-going Iowan father of four who owned a leasing business, got into financial trouble and broke the law t...

Trump Has Moved To Dismantle Criminal Justice Reform In His First 100 Days

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump painted a dark picture of America, a nation where “crime and gangs and drugs” are causing “Amer...

The Murder Rate Jumped Again In 2016. A Handful Of Cities Are Largely Responsible.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The national murder rate rose again last year, with much of the deadly spike concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities, according t...

Has Jeff Sessions Ushered In A New Kind Of Federalism?

Bill Blum | Posted 04.11.2017 | Politics
Bill Blum

This column was first published by Truthdig.com. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the st...

Judge Approves Baltimore Police Reform Deal Over Objections Of Trump DOJ

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday approved a deal struck between the city and the Justice Department in the final days of the Obam...

Six States Seeking To Overthrow Trump’s Travel Ban

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Nicholas Kontis

I was blessed at a young age to discover the joys of travel. During summer vacations I was blessed to spend time in Greece, where I learned the true m...

Baltimore Wants Police Reform. Trump's DOJ May Not Let That Happen.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

BALTIMORE ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has “grave concerns” about the proposed consent decree between Baltimore and the federal government t...

Sessions Signals A Rollback On Justice Department's Police Reform Efforts

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a wide-ranging review of the Justice Department’s efforts to rein in rogue law enforcement...

Woman Abused, Attempted To Inseminate Captive Over 2 Years

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.29.2017 | Crime

A young woman smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico said she endured two years of horrific abuse at the hands of a Florida woman who repeatedly tried to ...

DEA Takes Billions From People Not Charged With A Crime, Can't Say How It's Helping

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Over the past decade, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has permanently seized $3.2 billion in cash from individuals who were ne...

No Justice For Man Boiled To Death In Florida Prison

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 03.29.2017 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

What is a fair punishment for boiling a man to death? Apparently, nothing. At least not in Florida. In 2012, Darren Rainey was serving a two year ...

Obama's Top Civil Rights Official Takes Over 'Nerve Center' Of Trump Resistance

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The former top official at the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is taking over the Leadership Conference on Civil and...

Gorsuch Would Use 'Originalism' To Affirm Right-Wing Agenda

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says he’s an “originalist.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch called “a lion of the law,” als...

Trump Administration A No-Show At Hearings On Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights heard from civil rights and other advocacy groups on Tuesday about their concerns with th...

Trump Administration Fights Its Own Agency, A Pro-Consumer Watchdog, In Court

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

The Trump administration took an unusual step on Friday in its efforts to defang the U.S. financial consumer watchdog created after the banking crisis...

Cops Fire Into Stolen Car, Killing 16-Year-Old Pregnant Teen

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.17.2017 | Crime

Police in Northern California fired into a stolen car on Tuesday, killing a pregnant teenager who was in the vehicle. Elena Mondragon, 16, was fatally...

2 Russian Officials Charged In Massive Yahoo Hack

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Four people, including two officials working for the Russian equivalent of the FBI, have been charged by the U.S. government in a large...

DOJ Wants More Time To Provide Evidence For Trump's Wiretap Claim

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The Department of Justice said on Monday it had requested more time to respond to a request from lawmakers on the Hou...

Here's What Will -- And Won't -- Happen Next Time A Cop Kills An American

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In the coming days or weeks or months, a police officer will kill an American, and a controversy will erupt. Maybe the person will be s...

After Refusing To Resign, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired By Trump Justice Department

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and one of the most high profile federal prosecutors in the country, says he...