DETROIT (AP) — A person briefed on the matter says the Justice Department is investigating whether General Motors broke any laws with its slow response to a deadly problem with ignition switches on certain small cars.
Just days after concluding a smear campaign against highly qualified civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile's nomination to the Department of Justice, the right-wing media began working to tar Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, as a "radical" for suggesting that gun violence is a public health issue. Show More Summary
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced four appointments to fill out his criminal justice team, naming the heads of the departments of Probation and Correction, as well as his criminal justice coordinator... To view the full story, click the title link.
The U.S. business of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. and a subsidiary have agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle allegations of improper payments, the Justice Department said Tuesday.Teva unit Ivax LLC in 2003 allegedly paid a doctor...Show More Summary
You’d think that the Obama administration would, in a crucial election year, be a smidgen less confrontational when it comes to appointees requiring congressional approval. Immediately on the heels of a failed Justice Department nomination...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department.
The Obama administration is at least protecting the religious rights of some in America- Muslims. The Justice Department is suing a Philadelphia school district so that a Muslim employee will be able to maintain his customary beard. See the video above. Here’s the story from Philly.com: The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal […]
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice insist that they are taking swift action to curtail drug trafficking and are stemming the tide of heroin overdoses and prescription drug use in America. Yet at the same time, Holder is making it easier for legal marijuana users to sell their product and have access to banks. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that American Airlines Group made $425 million by selling takeoff and landing slots at two busy East Coast airports, as required to win approval for the merger that set up the company.
The Justice Department on Monday offered a lengthy defense of its antitrust settlement that allowed the merger of American Airlines' AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., calling the deal a "major victory for American consumers."
Col. Rob Maness, a conservative candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, said incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) should be defeated for supporting Obamacare and President Barack Obama's recent nominee to the Justice Department who voluntarily defended infamous cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, the Senate refused to end the filibuster of the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division Adegbile was unquestionably well suited for the job. The child of immigrants,...Show More Summary
The Justice Department has reportedly requested that the FBI conduct a criminal investigation into Senate staffers who have been involved in producing a study on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved torture.
It's really a sad day in this country when an incredibly qualified nominee to the Department of Justice is blocked not only by Republicans, but also spineless Democrats who gave in to racist tropes to justify their vote. Adam Serwer: Before...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 47-52 to reject President Barack Obama’s nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division—with seven Democrats joining Republicans to prevent the president’s pick from moving forward.
Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, was rejected by the Senate earlier this week. This is a dismaying vote, a combination of Republicans increasingly hostile to civil...Show More Summary
Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice are trying to force the Philadelphia School District to allow a Muslim school police officer to keep his beard as long as he wants it, against the district's policy. The policy,...Show More Summary
When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile’s nomination to serve as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, Harry Reid cried racism. It’s as if Reid was on autopilot, and the aide who usually touches his elbow to correct him wasn’t available. Show More Summary
This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless...Show More Summary