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Court Ruling on 'Fast and Furious' Docs Forces Scrutiny of Obama Executive Privilege

On July 18, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates said, “Time’s up!” and has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over to the court information on all documents for which President Barack Obama is claiming executive privilege in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Show More Summary

Judge: DOJ Must Provide Information on 'Fast and Furious' Docs Withheld from Congress

On July 18 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Justice must "provide a detailed listing of all [Fast and Furious] documents that it has withheld from Congress." The ruling was handed down by U.S. Show More Summary

Court Says Who Cares If Ireland Is Another Country, Of Course DOJ Can Use A Warrant To Demand Microsoft Cough Up Your Emails

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A NY judge has ruled against Microsoft in a rather important case concerning the powers of the Justice Department to go fishing for information in other countries -- and what it means for privacy laws in those countries. As you may recall,...Show More Summary

Twitter Says It Is "Disappointed" With Justice Department's Inaction On Transparency

In Twitter's new transparency report, what's most telling is what's missing. Twitter has released its latest transparency report detailing the government requests it receives for users' account information as well as copyright takedowns. However, what's most interesting about the report is what's missing: the number of requests related to national security. Read Full Story

Feds consider probe into CHP beating captured on video, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a request for an independent investigation into the California Highway Patrol officer who was recorded on video punching a woman along the 10 Freeway, an FBI spokeswoman said.

The government still won't let Twitter share details about national security requests

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Twitter really wants to tell you more about the kind of national security requests it gets from organizations like the Department of Justice and the FBI -- but the government just won't let it. The company's latest transparency report is prefaced...

Inmate Early Release Applications Soar Under New Obama Rule

Justice Department data obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday reveal that the Obama administration's plan to reduce America's prison population has sparked five times as many inmate applications for early release as the year prior. Show More Summary

Feds Instruct Judges to Be 'Sensitive' and to 'Prepare' Illegals for Immigration Hearings

HOUSTON, Texas--A 2014 government report by the Congressional Research Service obtained by Breitbart Texas shows that President Obama's Department of Justice has set forth "policy guidelines" for judges hearing immigration cases of unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Show More Summary

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

Thomas E. Perez is the 26th secretary of the Labor Department. Previously, he served for nearly four years as the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, leading the same division where he worked for a decade as a career federal employee. Perez spoke about leadership, public service and managing […]

Morning Agenda: Bank of America and U.S. Far Apart on Deal

Bank of America and the Justice Department are still far apart on resolving a mortgage investigation. | Argentina has found a relentless foe in Paul E. Singer's hedge fund firm. | G.E.'s Synchrony Financial will begin trading on Thursday. | BNP Paribas posted a record quarterly loss.

BofA said to near U.S. mortgage accord

Bank of America Corp. is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after raising its proposed offer to resolve probes into its sale of mortgage-backed bonds in the run-up to the financial... To view the full story, click the title link.

The IRS Scandal, Day 448

House Ways & Means Committee Press Release, Camp Sends More Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing to DOJ (July 30, 2014): Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) sent additional evidence to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the April 9, 2014 criminal referral letter which laid out evidence of...

Operation Choke Point

Cato event held earlier this month with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Cato senior fellow Mark Calabria. Here’s the description: Launched in early 2013, “Operation Choke Point” is a joint effort by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the bank regulators to limit access to the bank payments system by various businesses. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania State Police fights DOJ suit alleging discrimination

The Pennsylvania State Police will fight a federal Department of Justice suit alleging that physical fitness tests required for prospective state troopers discriminated against women, officials said Wednesday.

Obama administration expands push against voter laws

Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is expanding its push to stop what it calls "restrictive state laws" over the ability of voters to cast ballots. The Justice Department said it was filing legal briefs in support of separate, private lawsuits against Wisconsin and Ohio. "These filings are necessary to confront the pernicious measures in […]

Justice Department Ceases Effort to Return Ancient Mask to Egypt

yesterdayArts : ArtsBeat

The St. Louis Art Museum will get to retain an ancient Egyptian mask after federal officials on Monday decided not to pursue efforts to have the artifact returned to Egypt.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight"

2 days agoArts : ARCAblog

Journalist Robert Patrick reported for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 28: The Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt a 3,200-year-old mummy mask that disappeared from that country decades ago and later found its way into the collection of the St. Show More Summary

In No-Fly List Lawsuit by American Muslims, DOJ Argues ‘No Constitutional Right Not to Become an Informant’

The United States Justice Department has moved to dismiss a lawsuit in which American Muslims allege that that twenty-five law enforcement officials, particularly FBI agents, had them placed on the No Fly List after they refused to become government informants in their community.

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