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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]

Right To Be Forgotten
June 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's Cour....... [more]

DOJ supports reduction of sentences for some drug charges
June 11, 2014
The US Department of Justice on Tuesday announced support for a proposal that could reduce the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons. Attorney General Eric Holder requested that the proposed law be applied retroactively to felons who lacked significant criminal histories and whos....... [more]

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to criminal charge in DOJ tax investigation
May 20, 2014
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IR....... [more]

US charges five Chinese army officers in cyber espionage case
May 20, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ot....... [more]

US AG investigating several financial institutions
May 6, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of investigating several financial institutions and criminal charges may follow. In the video released by the DOJ, Holder said that no institution is "too big to jail" and that his department would....... [more]

DOJ announces settlement with eBay in antitrust suit
May 2, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of non-compete agreements with other compan....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID law
April 30, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled Tuesday that Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo identification to vote, violates the Voting Rights Act and the US Constitution. US District Judge Lynn Adelman found that the requirement violates....... [more]




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