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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]

DOJ: New York jail routinely violates rights of adolescent inmates
August 5, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil Rig....... [more]

HRW: FBI stings pushed people to terrorism
July 22, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute reported Monday. Th....... [more]

Citibank reaches $7 billion mortgage probe settlement
July 15, 2014
Citigroup, Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal inquiry into mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank prior to the country's financial crisis. The deal, which involves one of the largest cash penalties ever paid to settle such allegations, includes a $4 billion civil penalt....... [more]

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty at first appearance in US federal court
June 29, 2014
Ahmed Abu Khatallah made his first appearance on Saturday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia where he pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism offense arising from his alleged participation in the September 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya. Khatallah was indicted b....... [more]

Supreme Court rules against Obama on recess appointments
June 26, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in NLRB v. Noel Canning that US President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that while the president does hav....... [more]




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