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DOJ Releases Letter From 10 Pro-Obama Legal Scholars Defending His Immigration Edict

The Department of Justice released a letter earlier this week from 10 legal scholars at colleges across the country defending the president's controversial executive action on immigration. The scholars - the letter is careful to point...Show More Summary

WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Members

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior

While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.

With Ferguson decision looming, Holder issues new police guidance

WASHINGTON — With a grand jury decision on the Ferguson shooting death of Michael Brown expected soon, the Justice Department today has released new guidelines to help “maintain public safety while safeguarding constitutional rights” of demonstrators who are preparing to gather in cities around the country after the decision is announced. Attorney General Eric Holder [...]Show More Summary

Emails: DOJ Complained to CBS about Reporter Sharyl Attkisson After Faster & Furious Report

After CBS News aired a damaging report which suggested Attorney General Eric Holder had lied to Congress, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) press director worked overtime to suppress reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story and called her CBS superiors to complain. Show More Summary

Conservative Media's Latest Sharyl Attkisson "Bombshell" Is A Dud

Right-wing media are claiming that former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attikisson was "targeted" by the Obama administration because a Department of Justice press aide complained to CBS about an article Attkisson wrote about Operation Fast and Furious. Show More Summary

Native Children Have the Same Rate of PTSD as Combat Veterans

Here's the most sobering statistic you'll see today: American-Indian and Alaskan Native children experience PTSD at the same rate at veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a new report from a Department of Justice...Show More Summary

DOJ Emails on “Fast and Furious” Show Targeting of Former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

Judicial Watch has released documents they obtained through a FOIA request on Operation Fast and Furious. Among the more than 42,000 pages is an email exchange between the Justice Department and the White House showing that the administration sought to rein in CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who was labeled as being “out of control.” From […]

California couple arrested on drug charges after feds track their I.P. address as having accessed Silk Road

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Department of Justice officials say a couple in Northern California couple have been indicted on federal drug charges related to the Silk Road 2.0 “dark Web” drug market after agents traced their internet activity. Read the rest

Obama’s Legal Footing Is Sound

That’s Walter Dellinger’s determination: The idea that the immigration plan just announced by President Obama is a lawless power grab is absurd. As the Justice Department legal analysis that was just released amply demonstrates, much of the advance criticism of the president’s action has been uninformed and unwarranted. The opinion is well-reasoned and at times […]

DOJ Forces #Ferguson Police to Wear Nametags – While They Hide Their Identities

Ferguson activists are threatening police officers and their families. The Holder DOJ says the police must wear nametags. (Hypervocal) Department of Justice officials are forcing police officers to wear nametags while on duty at the Ferguson riots. But these same … Continue reading ?

VIA VOLOKH: The Justice Department’s memorandum on deferring deportation of some categories of il…

VIA VOLOKH: The Justice Department’s memorandum on deferring deportation of some categories of illegal aliens.

DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child! More »      

It’s Legal

The idea that the immigration plan just announced by President Obama is a lawless power grab is absurd. As the Justice Department legal analysis that was just released amply demonstrates, much of the advance criticism of the president’s action has been uninformed and unwarranted. Show More Summary

Bombshell: Attorney General Targeted Attkisson

(John Hinderaker) Judicial Watch has slowly been prying Fast and Furious documents out of the desperate grip of the Obama administration. The Department of Justice has now produced around 40,000 pages of documents–a tiny amount–which Judicial Watch has posted on its web site. Show More Summary

WH Press Aide Talked About Stopping ‘Out of Control’ Attkisson in Email

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Judicial Watch has obtained emails, through the Freedom of Information Act, that show an exchange in which a Department of Justice press aide talked about calling up Attkisson's bosses because she was "out of control."

Could Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Tim Cook Let a Child Die?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s management has been accused by the Department of Justice that their encryption software could potentially result in significant hindrances in criminal investigations. The topic was under discussion on Fox Business, and the news channel’s Liz MacDonald expressed her opinion on the increased privacy awareness of the public companies. ” [...]

DOJ opposes smartphone encryption -- by saying it will kill your kids

In a major loss for reasonable discourse about important issues, the Department of Justice has argued that people should not want encrypted smartphones because they could kill our children. The DOJ's logic is that kidnappers will procure...Show More Summary

Getting Beyond Ferguson

Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust...Show More Summary

Less pandering, more foreign policy leadership

John Yoo, a conservative lawyer who served in George W. Bush’s Justice Department, writes on Tuesday’s vote blocking the USA Freedom Act: “The bill would have expanded the requirement for judicial warrants before the intelligence agencies could use metadata (phone-call information, not content) to try to track down suspected terrorists. The law would have hamstrung […]

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