“Discrimination against an individual based on gender identity is discrimination because of sex,” Justice Department lawyers assert in court. Saks, earlier Monday, withdrew its argument that transgender people aren’t covered by Title VII’s sex discrimination ban.
The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
The Justice Department had been pushing James Risen to reveal the confidential sources he used for his 2006 book on the Bush administration, State of War. But on Monday, the New York Times reported that prosecutors withdrew the subpoena.
The task force is expected to meet amid heightened tensions between protesters, politicians, and police officers following the murder of two New York City police officers.
Inside the Justice Department’s shocking and appalling report on the Cleveland Police.
The Wall Street Journal revealed details of the Justice Department’s program that scoops up data from thousands of cell phones.
Will the president keep liberalism on the table by nominating Tom Perez?
Locations chosen based on department’s “independent and nonpartisan consideration and expertise,” Attorney General Eric Holder says.
The Department of Justice has tried to compel reporter James Risen to reveal his sources.
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.
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.
Will the next attorney general of the United States be the attorney general of California?
“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.
“The guidance is that they’re using excessive force,” a Justice Department official tells BuzzFeed.
After attending a birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard Thursday night, President Obama was briefed on the unfolding situation in Missouri.
A federal appeals court in New York released a 2010 Justice Department memo on the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen following a lawsuit brought by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union. Portions of the memo are redacted.
“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 continued effort to avoid answering a question about LGBT rights.
A tropical fish importer mislabeled over 39,000 piranhas that he had imported from Hong Kong throughout 2011 and 2012. The fish were labeled as harmless silver tetras, the Justice Department said.
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.
AmberAlert.gov was taken offline by the shutdown. Justice Department says the service itself was unaffected.
“Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial,” says a Justice Department spokesperson. Update: Holder will address the case in a speech in Orlando Tuesday.
Eric Holder’s report comes after criticisms over the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records. Update: The White House applauds Holder’s report, signals a move away from criminal investigations of leakers.
The head of the DOJ is all like, “idk, man.”