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Republicans Will Confirm Loretta Lynch Because She's Not Eric Holder

President Obama's nominee for attorney general promised to repair the Justice Department's toxic relationship with the GOP. That might be enough to get her the job.

If All Goes Well, S&P Will Get To Write A Check For $1.37 Billion Soon

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services could strike a deal as early as Thursday to pay more than $1.37 billion to resolve crisis-era lawsuits with the Justice Department and more than a dozen states, according to people familiar with the situation. Show More Summary

S&P, U.S. Justice Department Likely To Enter $1.37 Billion Settlement: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's and the U.S. Department of Justice are likely to enter into a $1.37 billion settlement as early as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The Justice Department in February 2013...Show More Summary

DEA Proposed Spying on Cars at Gun Shows

An internal Justice Department email reveals that the DEA proposed scanning license plates of cars at gun shows to assist in gun-trafficking investigations.

To Hang Up Would Be Poetic Justice

(Retail | Indianapolis, IN, USA) Retail | Indianapolis, IN, USA Categories: Tags: Retail Retail | Indianapolis, IN, USA(I’m working the closing shift in the electronics department, which is in charge of video games and the photo lab in addition to the actual electronics section. Show More Summary

5 Questions About the DEA’s License-Plate Program

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department has been building a national database to track vehicles across the U.S. Here are answers to five questions about the program.

Justice Names Acting Chief of Public-Corruption Unit

Raymond Hulser, a veteran trial lawyer at the Justice Department, will take over as acting head of the agency's public-corruption unit.

Feds Work on National License-Plate Tracking, Record Number of U.S. Inmates Exonerated, No Snowpocalypse in the East: A.M. Links

yesterdayNews : Reason

The Justice Department is building a program that can scan and store license-plate information from drivers around the United States, reports the Wall Street Journal. In the wake of promising the nation a bunch of free things, President...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 01.27.15

"She's kind of like Eric Holder in a skirt." Well then. No one else really seems to care about longtime prosecutor Loretta Lynch's nomination for the position of replacement top dog at the Department of Justice, but hey, maybe that's actually a good thing. Show More Summary

Drug Enforcement Administration secretly spying on millions of cars: report

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The newspaper said the main aim of the...

America's war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists' emails spied upon

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

The Justice Department got a warrant to seize contents and metadata on all emails received, sent, drafted or deleted for three WikiLeaks’ staffers' personal Gmail accounts. Read the rest

Justice Department is reportedly spying on millions of US cars

While law enforcement has been using license plate readers to track vehicles for a while, they never formed into a unified network. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security posited a 29-page document about a vehicle-tracking network, but the idea...

Feds Have Been Spying On Millions Of Cars In The U.S.

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Since 2008, the Justice Department has been using license plate scanners to track millions of cars in real-time around the U.S. as part of a massive domestic intelligence-gathering program that's largely been kept secret. It's like PRISM for cars and we have no idea how big it is. Read more...

Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

The U.S. Department of Justice secretly spies on millions of cars by gathering and storing information about motorists in order to build a national database to track movements, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic] Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post] Read about the women who have been serving [...]

Alessandro Nivola On ‘Selma’, ‘Violent Year’ And Bradley Cooper: Conversations With Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: It's tempting to say that Alessandro Nivola lives a charmed life, and that might be true if he weren't working so hard. He's Zelig in plain sight: At this moment in time you can see him in Selma as Justice Department civil...Show More Summary

Enjoy the Irony: WikiLeaks Is Mad That Google Handed Their Emails Over to the FBI - WikiLeaks is not a fan of leaking information to the goverment.

2 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

WikiLeaks, which has kind of a habit of making secret information publicly available, is pretty upset that Google gave in to a Department of Justice order to hand over data including emails and IP addresses associated with several WikiLeaks staff members. Who could blame them? No one likes to be on the receiving end of that level of irony.

Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google & US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

The United States government served search warrants on Google in March 2012 and demanded that the company hand over data from WikiLeaks staff members for the purpose of an investigation into violations of the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a larceny statute and a "conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States" statute.

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