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.
“[T]he harms of ineffective and un-American profiling are of clear concern and importance to the LGBT community,” more than two dozen groups tell Attorney General Eric Holder. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.
Progressives, for the most part invigorated by the work of the attorney general, look for a steady hand to take the reins at the Justice Department.
Former California judge Lisa Foster to head office aimed at increasing availability of lawyers for those who cannot otherwise afford counsel. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.
Six years after the financial crisis, the American public still doesn’t trust the big banks. One plan: financial products that bankroll social services.
“I’m not gonna put her name out,” Ogletree says.
Rep. Bobby Scott: “People that can do that good a job are hard to find.”
Outlines new efforts for stronger support for juvenile offenders that will be part of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.
Sources tell BuzzFeed News Tom Perez has White House supporters who want him to be the nation’s next top lawyer.
If Democrats fail to keep the majority in the Senate, they’ll move quickly in November to confirm the next Attorney General.
Will the next attorney general of the United States be the attorney general of California?
The nation’s first black Justice Department announced his resignation on Thursday. “I come to this moment with very mixed emotions,” he said.
“I don’t think that there’s any question this investigation is necessary.”
A broad civil rights investigation into the conduct of Ferguson, Missouri, police over the past several years begins this week. The probe is in addition to a federal review of the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
“…in terms of his job description.”
The biggest bank settlement yet, including $9.65 billion worth of cash penalties.
Jeff Triplett, the part-time mayor of the town where Trayvon Martin was shot, says the Justice Department saved the day in Sanford.
“The public needs to know what measures the government will be taking to prevent excessive or unnecessary force from being used in the future – not only in Ferguson, but in every town and city in the United States.”
“The guidance is that they’re using excessive force,” a Justice Department official tells BuzzFeed.
The history of SACO 2006-8, as told through court documents dating back more than six years, provides a view into how the mortgage-backed security industry was built up and spectacularly collapsed. For JPMorgan, it has become the mortgage-backed security from hell.
A little-watched speech is a big deal in criminal justice circles.
“No financial institution, no matter its size or global reach, is above the law,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.
“A company’s size will never be a shield for prosecution or penalty,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.
The aggressive Manhattan U.S. attorney is close to pursuing guilty pleas from two banks. His trick: an unusual two-step with regulators.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a $4.75 million data collection grant-based program is met with pushback from advocates seeking federal action to stop racial profiling.
A breakdown in the bipartisan push for criminal justice reform as the White House promises changes that could result in clemency for thousands. Conservatives say they don’t know enough to weigh in yet.
Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to DOJ saying Texas could not comply with some of the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. So far, he’s the only governor that’s done so.
“In the financial sector, concerns have been raised recently about a practice called ‘high-frequency trading,’” Eric Holder told Congress.
The current state of untested rape kits is “simply unacceptable,” says Attorney General Eric Holder.
“DOJ definitely deserves some credit for moving quickly and taking some steps to protect press freedoms,” an ACLU lawyer who reviewed the new rule says.