A group of demonstrators chanted in the street Wednesday night outside the Ferguson Police Department. Photos and videos showed police apparently arresting several people.
The scathing report Justice Department report found an endemic racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, as well as a focus on generating revenue, rather than public safety.
The attorney general promotes Ben Mizer to Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. A high-profile role for an out gay appointee.
“We knew that to get sufficient enough of evidence, Trayvon would have to be here to tell his story,” Tracy Martin told BuzzFeed News.
After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn’t voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
A senior aide tells BuzzFeed News that if Obama’s attorney general pick passes a committee vote (which seems likely), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not stop a full Senate vote — despite calls to block nominees over Obama’s executive actions.
If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch will be the first black woman to hold the post.
Citing a case revealed by BuzzFeed News, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said it’s “appalling” that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent created a fake Facebook page using a real woman’s name and photos — without her knowledge.
After BuzzFeed News revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration had created a phony Facebook page using a real woman’s name — without her knowledge — the company has told the agency it committed a “serious breach” of Facebook’s terms of service.
A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that. Update: Facebook has removed the page and the Justice Department says it is reviewing the incident.
Jeff Triplett, the part-time mayor of the town where Trayvon Martin was shot, says the Justice Department saved the day in Sanford.
The proposed $45 billion mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable put the spotlight squarely on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC and Department of Justice will conduct the merger review, looking at such factors as market concentration, pricing power, and broadband access, among other issues, to determine approval or rejection.
“The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” the attorney general says.
“[F]or purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages,” Attorney General Eric Holder says.
Four ambassadors and a senior Justice Department official were among several nominations approved by the Senate on a voice vote Thursday night.
The company has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of evidence related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and will pay the maximum available fine, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
In cases against both government and private employers, transgender workers — with the federal government’s backing — are successfully using the Civil Rights Act’s sex discrimination protections to fight anti-transgender discrimination.
The White House further reacts to the Zimmerman trial verdict.
The credit ratings agency is currently facing off with the U.S. Department of Justice in a California court over the quality of its ratings.
“The government may love this,” says the AP CEO. “I suspect that they do.”
Forget the “birthers,” his Muslim background and training as a secret socialist spy. A set of more serious inquiries have hit the White House in force.
“If we lose the constitutional foundations of a free press in this country, tyranny is at the door. Obviously I am very concerned about that,” Rep. Trent Franks said.
The Justice Department may have seized AP phone records, but it’s not the first time the U.S. government has gone after journalists.
Washington could use a little Olivia Pope right about now.
Congressional press galleries call on the Department of Justice to explain how the “unparalleled use of your investigative power is constitutionally consistent.”
Longstanding animosities bubble to the surface during tense oversight hearing.
DOJ officials stand by the decision to pull phone records for the nation’s largest wire service.
To “avoid a potential appearance of a conflict of interest … I recused myself,” says the attorney general of the DOJ investigation into the Associated Press.
The news of the DOJ phone-grab story broke at 4:26 p.m., but it wasn’t discussed on MSNBC until 7:37 p.m.