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It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, Bloomberg is reporting. “The Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will reveal evidence they believe links the attack to North Korea, according to a U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Investigation of High Airfares Amidst Declining Fuel Prices Called On by Schumer

Charles Schumer — a member of the Senate of the United States representing New York who has been frequently critical of airline fees — is calling for a federal investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

Palestinian American Activist Rasmea Odeh Bonds Out of Jail After Government Fails to Block Release

Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of immigration fraud by a jury in Detroit in November, was released from a county jail on $50,000 bond this afternoon after the United States Justice Department failed to block her release by trying to challenge the source of the bond money. She returned to her home [...]

How Witnessing Violence Affects a Child, and How to Help

Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.

What Exempting Homeland Security Agencies from New Racial Profiling Rules Means for Millions of Americans

Key security agencies in the United States are expected to be exempted from new Justice Department rules announced by President Barack Obama’s administration to reduce racial profiling by federal law enforcement. The exemptions willShow More Summary

US DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

The United States Department of Justice has fined the CEO of spyware vendor StealthGenie $500,000 and demanded the firm turn over the source code for software designed to remotely monitor calls, texts and other activity on Android and jailbroken iOS devices.

Getting Beyond Ferguson

Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust...Show More Summary

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process. The devices are capable of capturing data from “tens of thousands” of […]

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports The Wall Street Journal. The program has reportedly been in place...Show More Summary

Remembering Ben Bradlee

On March 29, 2007, as the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled a former justice department official over the firings of United States attorneys, Walter Pincus poked his head into my office. The Post reporter extended an invitation that was as close to a drop-everything as I’d heard: lunch with him and Ben Bradlee that very day […]

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: The Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are appealing a settlement in the case of Dobyns v United States, a post by retired agent Jay Dobyns on the Clean Up ATF member forum announced Friday. In September, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Francis M. Allegra awarded […]

The Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown shooting has been hopelessly corrupted

Cross posted from the Frederick Leatherman Law Blog Thursday, October 23, 2014 Good morning: The Los Angeles Times is reporting this morning that the United States Department of Justice has condemned the selective leaking by “unnamed officials” of information provided to the grand jury investigating the Michael Brown shooting as an attempt to improperly influence [...]

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Allegedly Prohibited From Being Candid By The FBI And DoJ According To J.R. deBart

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) had filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday. The micro blogging website claimed that it was unable to disclose the number of requests for user information it had received from the security agency in its transparency report. J.R. deBart reported […]

Hackers plead guilty to stealing code for unfinished Xbox games, military software

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Surprise, surprise: the government doesn't take kindly to being hacked. The United States Department of Justice announced today that four members of an international hacking group have been indicted for stealing over $100 million of software and...

Justice Department Bans Reporters, Non-Residents from Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

A unit of the United States Justice Department has decided to protect the mayor of Ferguson and city council members from the potential effects of transparency by banning reporters and non-residents from a series of town hall meetin...

Is the Justice Dept.’s New Program to Find Homegrown Terrorists Wonderful or Worrisome (or Both)?

3 months agoNews : Reason

Today Attorney General Eric Holder introduced the public to a "pilot program" the Department of Justice is rolling out to better attempt to track down people living in the United States who may be considering running off to join ISIS and becoming terrorists. Show More Summary

U.S. Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson Police, Source Says

WASHINGTON — The United States Justice Department plans to open an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department following an officer's shooting last month of an unarmed black teenager in the Missouri town, a person...Show More Summary

Ferguson and the Department of Justice

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

United States Attorney General Eric Holder. [T]he federal civil rights investigation into the shooting incident itself continues, in parallel with the local investigation into state law violations. Our investigators from the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Show More Summary

Ex-Rabobank trader pleads guilty to Libor fixing fraud

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A British former trader at Dutch bank Rabobank pleaded guilty in the United States Monday to conspiring to manipulate the key Libor interest rate for the yen. The US Department of Justice said that Paul Robson, who was Rabobank's main...Show More Summary

Pepper Spraying Youth in Custody: Control in a Canister

In July 2014, Youth Law Center and 10 community organizations filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice calling for an investigation of pepper-spray use and behavior-management practices in San Diego County juvenile facilities. Show More Summary

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