Today, HRC blasted a federal lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the extremist Becket Fund for Religious Liberty that seeks to overturn a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation implementing Section...Show More Summary
The latest victory in Attorney General Schneiderman’s ongoing crusade against wage violations by the pizza chain.
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced in a memo Thursday that the Justice Department will stop using private prisons. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) By: Emma Baccellieri Federal private prisons are coming to an end, but federal lobbying...Show More Summary
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said he saw no conflict of interest in letting former Milwaukee cops at the Department of Justice probe the death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith.
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s investment in algae biofuels may turn out to be good for business, and public relations. The oil giant, under pressure from states attorneys general and shareholders about what it had previously known about climate change, is letting the general public know about its forays into clean energy.
The office of now-convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane kept the existence of a pile of seized money secret for nearly two years: “Not until the state attorney general’s office filed a forfeiture petition for the money...Show More Summary
Assessing the feds' latest move. Last week Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates seemingly turned the criminal justice world upside down. Her tool? A two-page memo to the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons that laid the groundwork for cutting off relations between the federal government and private prison operators. Show More Summary
An alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular Serial podcast told two classmates more than 16 years ago she would lie to help him, the Maryland attorney general's office wrote in court filings Monday. Officials wrote that two sisters who were classmates of the...
Eventually, the cops and attorneys in Wisconsin will get their stories straight and come out with a plausible explanation for gunning down an African-American.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says that two body cameras captured the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee, CBS News reports. According to the report, the vantage point of the two videos are similar. Smith was shot to death on Aug. 13 by officers after fleeing a traffic stop. Authorities claim that footage […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.--In a memo to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced on Thursday that the Justice Department has directed the Bureau to begin a phase-out of their use of private prisons to house inmates. The post In Major Shift, Justice Department Announces That It Will Phase Out Use Of Private Prisons appeared first on CrimeFeed.
Last Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to reduce its reliance on privately run prisons.
On Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released an official Department of Justice memo that reveals the government’s decision to reduce and eventually eliminate privately owned prisons within the United States. “They simply...Show More Summary
We're still awaiting details, but the Swiss Attorney General's office has acknowledged to AP that the National Police raided FIFA Headquarters in Zurich late yesterday. "Documents and electronic date were seized" according to a spokesman, who declined to give further information. Show More Summary
Shareholders in private prison firms may not be happy about their sinking shares after a memo by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates instructed prison officials not to renew contracts with private operators, but Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) couldn’t be happier. Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s looming retirement leaves quite the vacuum to fill in Nevada. The contest to replace one of the body’s longest-serving Democrats is labeled a toss-up between former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) and Republican Rep. Joe Heck. And with Heck running for a promotion, he leaves behind an open playing field for his District…
Kosovo celebrated the contributions of Vice President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau, by dedicating a 22-mile national highway to the former Delaware attorney general. President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa of Kosovo and members...Show More Summary
Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in 2016. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will end its use of private prisons after officials concluded such facilities are less safe and less effective than those run by the U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? The Justice Department plans to stop using privately run prisons that typically house undocumented federal inmates following a report finding they are less safe than those that are federally run, Deputy Attorney GeneralShow More Summary
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced Thursday that the Justice Department plans to end the use of private prisons after they have been found to be less safe and effective in operating correctional facilities than those the government runs. The memo released by Yates tells officials they...