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Justice Department to Review Fatal Shooting of Dontre Hamilton 

The family of Dontre Hamilton—the 31-year-old African American man that was fatally shot by a white police officer in Milwaukee in April—is now looking to the Justice Department to bring about justice since a county district attorney announced on Monday that no criminal charges would be brought against Officer Christopher Manney for the shooting, Al Jazeera reports.

Ireland Tells U.S. to Use Treaty in Microsoft Email Case

As part of a narcotics investigation, the U.S. Justice Department is trying to force Microsoft to hand over emails from a customer account that is stored in a Dublin data center.

Justice Department Sues Chicago Board Of Education For Firing Pregnant Teachers

The suit claims six newly pregnant teachers were fired while two others were forced to leave. The post Justice Department Sues Chicago Board Of Education For Firing Pregnant Teachers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal probe into fatal shooting of black man by white Milwaukee cop

After county prosecutors announced they won’t charge a white former Milwaukee police officer in connection with the killing of a black man in April, the U.S. Department of Justice said today that it will review the case for possible civil rights violations. Earlier today the county prosecutor determined that the shooting was a justified use […]

Federal officials to review Milwaukee shooting

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

U.S. Attorney James Santelle announced late Monday that the Department of Justice, his office and the FBI will review whether former Officer Christopher Manney violated federal civil rights laws when he killed Dontre Hamilton

Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversalShow More Summary

Agreement Between Alstom and the U.S. Department of Justice

Alstom has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the investigation into alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Department of Justice to review Milwaukee police shooting

The Department of Justice is set to investigate a fatal police shooting in Milwaukee.

#SluggerSoapbox: It’s the environment stupid…

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Colum Delaney works for the RSPB in Northern Ireland. He makes the case that shrinking the Department of the Environment exacerbates exposure to large fines from the European Union Court of Justice. He argues that loping off a third of staff will prove to be a false economy in the long run.  For those of us working more...

Families of slain NYPD cops will get federal benefits

The Justice Department wants to help the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu receive federal benefits.

Justice Dept. will open civil rights investigation into Dontre Hamilton fatal shooting case

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the death of a black man who was fatally shot by a white former Milwaukee police officer after local prosecutors refused to charge him, saying he acted in self-defense. Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm said on Monday he will not press charges...

No One Is Studying the Link Between Poverty and Sexual Assault

A recent study based on Department of Justice statistics showed that young women who aren't in college are at greater risk of rape than women enrolled in school. In an editorial in the New York Times this weekend, one of the study'sShow More Summary

Georgia prosecutor is Obama's choice for U.S. deputy attorney general

President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Sally Q. Yates, the U.S. attorney in Atlanta, to be deputy attorney general, the person in day-to-day charge of the Justice Department.

ACLU, Human Rights Watch call on Eric Holder to appoint special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Attorney General...

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

2 days agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a record $772 million fine.

Justice Department official condemns killings of officers as 'heinous'

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy Attorney General James Cole said on Monday the fatal shootings of two New York police officers on Saturday were "heinous and cowardly acts." The officers were attacked by a man apparently motivated by the deaths of two black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

France's Alstom to pay U.S. a record $772 million for foreign bribery

The Justice Department on Monday announced that a French power and transportation company had agreed to pay the largest criminal fine ever under a U.S. law that prohibits bribery of foreign officials.

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million in Bribery Case

Thibault Camus/AP By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON -- The French firm Alstom (AOMFF) has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the U.S. Justice Department alleging the company bribed government...Show More Summary

Alstom To Pay Record $772 Million To Settle Bribery Charges With U.S.

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The French firm Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the U.S. Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business in Indonesia, India and China. Show More Summary

First Slice 12/22/14: Sally Yates is Obama's pick to become next deputy attorney general

The Associated Press and other outlets are reporting that President Barack Obama is expected to name Sally Yates, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, the second-in-command at the U.S. Department of Justice. Atlanta Police found two bodies in an abandoned home in northwest Atlanta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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