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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...

Lufthansa Unit Caught Up In Bribery Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

* Lufthansa unit BizJet provides aircraft maintenance * Four insiders allegedly offered bribes to get contracts * Two de...

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?

Sheldon Adelson's Company Admits To 'Likely' Corruption

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

March 2 (Reuters) - Las Vegas Sands Corp said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws the bribery of foreign o...

Behind Bars Simply For Being Poor

The Christian Science Monitor | Katy Reckdahl | Posted 12.20.2012 | Money

The teenager opened her neighbor's unlocked car, grabbed the iPhone off the armrest and ran home, a few doors away in her downtown neighborhood here. ...

Two Reports, One Conclusion: Do More to End Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

On December 10, Human Rights Day, two national reports were released. The two reports paint a disturbing picture of human rights in the U.S. -- but also offer reason for hope.

HSBC's $2 Billion Fine 'Trivial'

Reuters | Carrick Mollenkamp and Brett Wolf | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - HSBC has agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion fine to settle a multi-year probe by U.S. prosecutors, who accused Europe's biggest bank of ...

Mississippi Town Sued Over 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Federal civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi and other defendants in which they accuse city officials of operating ...

SPLC Sues Alabama Education Department For Refusing To Release Latino Student Attendance Data

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Education after the agency refused to release public records det...

Frontal Assault on the Big Banks?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While I would have preferred the first legal action taken by the securities fraud task force to have involved a perp walk, the strategy N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing is an interesting one that has some promise.

BofA Settles Allegations Of Mortgage Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

* Said to demand extra documents from disabled borrowers * Payments of $1,000-$5,000 to be offered * Review of 25,000 ap...

When It Comes to the DoJ and Wall Street, Don't Call It "Justice"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why is the Attorney General, along with others in the Administration, arguing against indicting Wall Street bankers?

Justice Department Accuses BP Of 'Gross Negligence' In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* Botched well pressure test indicates BP gross negligence-US lawyers * BP's actions unworthy of 'middling size company'-US lawyers ...

Defiant Guitar CEO Claims $300,000 Settlement Necessary To 'Avoid Further Damage'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

On Monday, federal prosecutors announced a deal has been reached between the government and Gibson Guitar Corp., resolving a criminal case against the...

WATCH: Photos Show NASTY Conditions Continue At Miami-Dade Jails

Posted 06.15.2012 | Miami

Through photos of roaches, backed-up urinals, molding walls and unsanitary holding cells, a corrections officer says the living conditions at Dade Co...

Amid Bribery Scandal Walmart Encourages 'Integrity' At Employee Rally

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

* Wal-Mart international executives cheer on employees * Talk of Mexico bribery scandal largely avoided * Wal-Mart share...

Killing Democracy One Vote at a Time

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.

Mexico Unlikely To Investigate Walmart Bribery Allegations

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY, April 24 (Reuters) - Nearly half of Mexico's state prosecuting authorities said on Tuesday they had no immediate plans to investigate a...

Nikki Haley Pursues Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

St. Andrews Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Haley, Wilson, Harrell, and Bright all argued that photo IDs are required for a wide array of things, from signing up for Medicaid, to purchasing cert...

Report: Bullying Not Direct Cause Of Truancy, Schools Can Support Victims

Posted 02.16.2012 | Education

School bullying does not directly cause more students to skip school, but challenges to the underlying social and emotional complexities exist, new re...

Alabama Attorney General Rebuffs Fed's "Express Authority" In School Immigrant Probe

Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

In the latest of a series of sparring letters between the U.S. Justice Department and Alabama over educational issues surrounding the state's new immi...

Asian-American Students Bullied More Than Those In Any Other Ethnic Group

Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

For the most part, the instance of student victimization in schools has fallen since 1995, according to a new report by the National Center for Educat...

DOJ Says Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Need Improvements on Hate Crimes

Mark Potok | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The Department of Justice sent a letter to officials earlier urging non-mandatory improvements in the way that the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department investigates hate crimes.

Remembering Booker

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Marvin Booker's death, a homeless street preacher whose death has rejuvenated civil rights conversations, ...

Regulations For Untaxed Swiss Bank Accounts In The Works

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

ZURICH (Catherine Bosley) - Swiss and U.S. authorities have held informal exploratory talks that touched on regularizing untaxed money held by wealthy...