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DOJ seeks stay on release of Guantanamo force-feeding videos
October 17, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to stay an order issued by the court earlier this month requiring the public release of 28 videos showing the forcible removal and forced feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainee Wa'el Dhiab....... [more]

Supreme Court declines to rule on DOJ phone records memo
October 14, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the US Department of Justice (DOJ) could refuse to release a 2010 memo regarding phone record collection under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court will not hear an appeal from civil liberties g....... [more]

Federal judge blocks Texas voter ID law
October 13, 2014
US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Saturday filed a permanent injunction against the enforcement of a Texas voter ID law. The injunction follows a 147-page opinion issued on Thursday in which Ramos found that the voter ID law violates the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the US Constit....... [more]

Twitter files lawsuit against FBI and DOJ over government surveillance
October 8, 2014
The social media company Twitter filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against both the FBI (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking more information about government surveillance. Twitter is seeking to publish what they call a "transparency report" in order to inform their users about US government s....... [more]

Holder announces resignation from Justice Department
September 26, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday. Holder, appointed in February 2009, was the first African-American to hold the position of Attorney General in the US and has had one of the longest terms as Attorney General. In his remarks o....... [more]

Department of Justice releases report on police body-worn cameras
September 14, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a report detailing recommendations and warnings regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police. The report, authored by the DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services office, consisted of a survey of 254 law enforcement agencies and how they im....... [more]

Holder announces DOJ investigation of Ferguson police
September 5, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will open an investigation to determine whether Ferguson Police officials have systematically violated the US Constitution or federal law. Holder determined the necessity of this investigation based on interviews....... [more]

Federal judge approves settlement in eBay antitrust case
September 3, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday approved a settlement between federal antitrust authorities and eBay over allegations that eBay agreed to not to poach employees from rival companies. Judge Edward Davila presided over the settlement between eBay a....... [more]

Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Releases
August 31, 2014
Six hundred and twenty-one detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002. NPR and The New York Times have identified at least a dozen of the 621 whom have resumed terrorist activities. Of that dozen, two became leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The news outlets acquired....... [more]

Bank of America reaches $16.65 billion settlement with DOJ
August 21, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America (BOA) to settle claims that it sold precarious mortgage-backed securities to investors. Of the $16.65 billion, $9.65 billion will be split among federal and state entities while the remaining $7....... [more]

Federal judge orders release of documents relating to failed law enforcement program
August 21, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ordered a deadline of October 1 for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a list of documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform relating to the failed law enforcement program Operation Fast and Furious ....... [more]




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