“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.
Government default will be to recognize a same-sex couple’s marriage if it was valid in the place the marriage was celebrated.
“[I]n every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States — they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections, and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law,” Attorney General Eric Holder is set to say tonight.
“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.
The settlement total includes a $2 billion fine and $4 billion in aid. It is the largest settlement by a single company. But up to $2.66 billion of it could be deducted from the bank’s taxes.
JPMorgan scooped up Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual at fire-sale prices in 2008 and is now paying the price.
“The Justice Department expects to show that the clear and intended effects of these changes would contract the electorate and result in unequal access to participation in the political process on account of race,” Attorney General Eric Holder says about the lawsuit.
“[C]ontinued enforcement of the Title 38 provisions pending further judicial review is unwarranted,” Attorney General Eric Holder says.
“I am encouraged that the President and Attorney General agree with me that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders promote injustice and do not serve public safety,” Sen. Rand Paul says.
“Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no good law enforcement reason,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says.
In a letter made public on Friday, the Attorney General calls Snowden’s grounds for asylum “entirely without merit.”
It wants a court to require Texas to get federal permission for any changes to voting over the next decade because of concerns over discrimination.