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DoJ Sues Oklahoma University for Discriminating Transgender Professor

The US Department of Justice said that Southeastern Oklahoma State University is facing a lawsuit from the US government for discriminating against a transgender professor on the basis of sex.

Justice Department Sues Oklahoma University Over Discrimination Against Transgender Professor

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University over its suspected discrimination against a transgender assistant professor. The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Show More Summary

FBI Establishes International Corruption Squads

3 hours agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

The FBI—in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section—recently announced the establishment of three dedicated international corruption squads to aid in the battle against foreign bribery and kleptocracy-related criminal activity.

Wikimedia Is Suing the NSA and DOJ Over Their Mass Surveillance Operations

Wikimedia, the nonprofit that hosts the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice. The goal is to challenge the agencies’ large-scale surveillance programs...Show More Summary

Downtown L.A. seafood company ordered to halt operations

A federal court has ordered a Los Angeles-based seafood company to cease operations after food inspectors found listeria bacteria in its processing facilities, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.

Ferguson mayor says it’s not fair that Justice Department report focused on race

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Police union leaders and city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have continued to kick back against a damning report from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that revealed routine violation of black residents’ constitutional rights, as the city prepares to negotiate a settlement with the federal...

U.S. Justice Dept. sues Oklahoma university over treatment of transgender employee

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University over alleged discrimination against a transgender employee. The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Feds Finally Find Real Crime in Silk Road Case: Its Agents Stealing Bitcoin

4 hours agoNews : Reason

Arising from the federal government's multi-pronged investigation into the operation of the darkwebsite Silk Road, used to buy and sell any item, legal or not, today the Justice Department released a criminal complaints against a Drug...Show More Summary

DEA, Secret Service Agents Accused Of Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Two former federal law enforcement agents who investigated an online marketplace used to trade drugs have been arrested and charged with stealing bitcoins during the investigation, the Justice Department announced Monday. Carl...Show More Summary

DOJ: These federal officials stole bitcoins from Silk Road while investigating Silk Road

The first rule of investigating underground black markets should probably be not to become a digital black marketeer yourself.But that's exactly what the Justice Department says two federal officials did while probing Silk Road, the digital marketplace for illicit goods. Show More Summary

Federal Agents Investigating Bitcoin Money Laundering Stole Over $1 Million In Bitcoin

This is one of those sad times when The Onion realizes it has badly, and permanently, missed its IPO window. Just released from the Department of Justice Former Federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Agents...Show More Summary

Seafood Company Ordered to Cease Operations

A seafood importing and processing company in Los Angeles, CA, has been ordered to cease operations until it can institute safe manufacturing practices. The permanent injunction was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After a 2012 recall of “improperly eviscerated” fish from the L.A. Star... Continue Reading

AP source: US moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. The person said prosecutors are expected to bring charges against Dr. Show More Summary

How Obama’s IRS And Justice Department Killed The Targeting Scandal

Five Years after the Supreme Court Decided Citizens United, The Obama administration is still delaying IRS cases and has clearly won the IRS targeting scandal.

Nude Parades, "Retard Olympics," And Other Twisted Prison Guard Games

The San Francisco sheriff's office is asking the Department of Justice to investigate allegations that officials at the county jail forced inmates to fight for hamburgers and other rewards during gladiator-style matches. Speaking atShow More Summary

What Really Happens When Someone Enters the Witness Protection Program

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Born of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, and the brainchild of longtime Department of Justice attorney, Gerald Shur, the U.S. Marshall Service Witness Security Program (WITSEC) has successfully protected more than 18,000 people since it first began operations in 1971. Read more...

Why Did the Justice Department Indict Five Chinese Military Officers?

At first glance, the Justice Department’s 31-count indictment of five Chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six American corporations, in order to steal billions of dollars’ worth of industrial secrets, seems a bit odd. Show More Summary

Sheriff Joe Must Pay Own Money for Federal Violations

BlueNationReview: Poetic justice is coming down hard on Arizona's most notorious sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Last week, Arpaio admitted he violated federal court orders when his department unfairly targeted Latinos during patrol operations....Show More Summary

Free Eric Holder

This one's good for a smile. A new fashion trend is sweeping the halls of the Justice Department for spring - “Free Eric Holder’’ wristbands, an inside joke among...

Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial

A detention center in Baltimore has been illegally holding teens in solitary confinement, a Department of Justice report found. The post Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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