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Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

10 hours agoNews : The Lookout

SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen years after federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department.

Ex-Arkansas Judge Receives 5 Years for Coercing Sexual Acts From Defendants

19 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The former judge had told young men their charges could be reduced if they performed what he called “community service,” according to the Justice Department.

Global Injunctions Are 'Disturbing', DOJ Tells Justices in New Travel-Ban Brief

The Justice Department argues in the Supreme Court: "The president's proclamation and the executive orders that preceded it reflect a disturbing recent trend. Lower courts increasingly grant categorical injunctive relief barring enforcement of federal policies everywhere at the behest of individual litigants."       

Freedom of data movement in the cloud era

23 hours agoTechnology / Google : Google Blog

In January, we joined an amicus brief with other technology companies in a case pending before the Supreme Court involving Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies that joined the brief argue that Congress must act...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Forces Kansas to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

A federal appeals court said Kansas cannot defund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, despite an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into its aborted baby body parts trade. The AP reports the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state Wednesday, keeping a block on the Medicaid defunding measure in place. Kansas and […]

The Official Next in Line to Oversee the Russia Probe Is Skeptical of Special Counsels

The Justice Department official next in line to oversee Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election has expressed skepticism about the role of special counsels and made comments indicating he’s a fan of presidential power. These views could become important should President Donald Trump make a move to fire or rein in […]

MICHAEL BARONE: Justice Ginsburg and Secretary DeVos agree. Guess who is in agreement that the O…

MICHAEL BARONE: Justice Ginsburg and Secretary DeVos agree. Guess who is in agreement that the Obama administration Education Department Title IX “guidance” needs to be changed? Two women who have raised families, done distinguished work in the nonprofit sector and now hold important jobs in the federal government: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Supreme Court […]

$1.5-million reward offered to solve 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor and gun control activist

FBI and Justice Department officials still aren't sure who ambushed federal prosecutor Thomas C. Wales from outside his home office in Seattle on Oct. 11, 2001, but they'e hoping the new reward of over $1.5 million will loosen some lips.

$1.5-million reward offered to solve 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor and gun control activist

Federal investigators have spent 16 years attempting to track down the killer of Thomas C. Wales, 49, the first federal prosecutor in U.S. history to be killed in the line of duty. FBI and Justice Department officials still can’t say with certainty who stood in the darkness outside the window of...

Devin Nunes asked Russian bots to help make an article discrediting the Russia investigation 'go viral'

Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here. Rep. Devin Nunes, the author of a controversial memo on alleged misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice, sent a tweet asking Russian bots to help him get a tweet to go...Show More Summary

Trump wants DOJ to investigate Obama's handling of Russia

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

President Donald Trump wants the Department of Justice to investigate former president Barack Obama. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.        

A bump stock ban?

CNN reports, happily, that the president has asked his Justice Department to propose ways to ban the sale of “bump stocks”. Bump stocks enable a gun man to pull the trigger on a semi-automatic once and the recoil of the weapon is used to more quickly fire the weapon – faster than the person would […]

President Trump Considers More Gun Control Steps

2 days agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

OutdoorHub President Trump Considers More Gun Control Steps President Trump took another gun control step this week by urging the Justice Department to implement a ban on bump stocks.  Now, we hear he’s moving for more regulations, which could include a minimum purchase age of 21 to obtain an AR-15, NY Daily News reports. Show More Summary

Rep. Adam Schiff expects resolution on Democratic surveillance memo within days

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday that he expects to reach an agreement in the next day or two with Justice Department officials on public release of a Democratic memo about surveillance and the Russia investigation.... The post Rep. Adam Schiff expects resolution on Democratic...

Trump's order to ban 'bump stocks' is a good thought, but Congress has to do the job

President Trump was right Tuesday in insisting that the federal government ban “bump stocks.” But there’s less than meets the eye to the directive he sent to the Justice Department to rush through a new regulation, already in the works, that would ban the devices, because sure as shooting there...

Trump asks DoJ for recommendations on bump stock regulation

Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump pushing the Department of Justice for ways to regulate bump stocks by executive order instead of legislation from...

AT&T loses bid for White House communications in antitrust case - CNET

AT&T won't get access to communications between the Justice Department and President Trump it claims influenced the decision to block its merger with Time Warner.

Justice Department Sued After Jared Kushner Prison Reform ‘Opened The Floodgates To Cronyism,’ Watchdog Alleges

Kushner is “trying to frame handouts to the private prison industry as reform,” Democracy Forward’s policy and strategy director said.

Jeff Sessions forms US cyber task force after election warnings

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies...

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