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Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Christopher Mathias

With All Eyes On Ferguson, New York Protesters Say 'We Can't Forget Ramarley Graham'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK-- Constance Malcolm and Franclot Graham are still waiting for their day in court. It’s been over two and a half years since NYPD Officer Ri...

Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement

AP | By JEFF HORWITZ and MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mor...

Marina Fang

Civil Rights Commission Implores Holder To Take Stronger Action On Ferguson

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to delve deeper into possible civil rights violations in the ...

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Obama 'Could Learn From' This Story

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Media

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters recently denounced the government’s legal action against New York Times Reporter James Risen, who was orde...

Christopher Mathias

Ramarley Graham Was Killed By The NYPD Over Two Years Ago, And Nothing Has Happened

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been two and a half years since NYPD officers barged into the Bronx home of Ramarley Graham without a warrant, fatally shooting the unarmed tee...

Justice Department Seeks Appeal In Case That Struck Down Crucial Part Of Obamacare

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Warns Of Risks In 'Moneyballing' Criminal Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday cautioned against using data to determine the length of sentences for criminals, saying such a practice could "...

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Terrorism Sting Tactics Under New Scrutiny In Report, Documentaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The undercover terrorism stings that the FBI has conducted in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, are coming under new scrutiny this week, w...

Justice Department To Investigate Missing IRS Emails

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue...

REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

$7 Billion Citigroup Settlement Announcement Expected Monday

Reuters | Karen Freifeld and Aruna Viswanatha | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve a U.S. government investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the...

DOJ Thinks Bar Examiners Should Know Less About Mental Health of Would-Be Attorneys. And That's A Good Thing.

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

As part of this examination for becoming a licensed attorney, states have historically and routinely inquired into the mental health histories of applicants, including asking probing questions about diagnoses, not behavior.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Criminal U: America's Most Successful Institution Educating the Poor

Mike Green | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Urges U.S. Allies To Adopt FBI Terror Sting Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday encouraged U.S. allies to follow the lead of the FBI with undercover stings that target extremis...

Detroit's Water Cutoffs: Counterproductive and Coldhearted

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.26.2014 | Detroit
Rep. John Conyers

Imagine a week without running water. Imagine not only the physical thirst but also the inability to bathe, to cook, or to clean. This is the reality right now in Detroit. But we can change it.

Missing Pieces in Analysis of Targeted-Killing Memo

Morris Davis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Morris Davis

The news media and bloggers have covered the memo's release extensively, particularly whether the Obama administration's position squares with the Constitution and U.S. laws. However, there are two areas that I believe are equally important that have been overlooked or ignored.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Goes From DOMA Defender To Gay Rights Honoree

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a warm evening four years ago this month, Attorney General Eric Holder stood at a podium before an auditorium of students from the Un...

Ryan J. Reilly

ACLU Report Reveals Immigrant Abuse In 'Shadow' Private Federal Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was December 2010, and officials who ran the nation's federal prisons had a dilemma. They weren't sure if they should renew a contrac...

Ryan J. Reilly

Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are being accused of threatening doctors affiliated with medical marijuana dispe...

Expanded Clemency Program Deserves Bipartisan Support

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

My Conversation With Sen. Rand Paul Following Today's Filibuster Over U.S. Drone Strikes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined tonight on PBS by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul discusses his filibuster earlier today on the Senate floor outlining his opposition to the president's nomination of David Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.