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Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID lawupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 00:13:00

South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.

Justice Department joins Michigan shooting probeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 17:34:00

Civil rights investigators for the Justice Department on Friday opened a federal probe into the controversial shooting death of a Saginaw, Michigan, man whose family says he had a history of mental illness.

Pa. swim club -- accused of racial discrimination -- agrees to settlementupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 10:03:00

A now defunct suburban Philadelphia swim club has agreed to a settlement more than three years after being accused of racism and discrimination for denying children from a largely minority day-care center access to their facility, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Bank scandal: Criminal charges coming?updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 08:02:00

Attorney Alan Abramson tells Richard Quest "prosecutions not only possible, but likely" in Iran bank laundering case.

No 'viable basis' to prosecute Goldman, Justice Department says updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 22:41:00

The Justice Department says after a "careful review" it has determined there is no basis for bringing a criminal prosecution against Goldman Sachs or its employees in regard to allegations set forth in a congressional report.

Former Alabama governor gets 6½ years for bribery, fraudupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 18:44:00

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was denied a new trial Friday and resentenced to 6½ years in prison for his role in bribery, conspiracy, fraud and obstruction of justice, the Justice Department announced.

Inspector general probe finds nepotism in Justice Department Justice unitupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 17:07:00

Eight employees of the management division of the Justice Department violated laws and regulations by seeking to have their relatives hired for high-level jobs in the department, or ignored evidence of such violations, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.

Justice Department investigating Pennsylvania voter ID law updated: Wed Jul 25 2012 18:06:00

The Justice Department Monday launched a formal investigation into whether Pennsylvania's voter law requiring a photo ID discriminates against minorities, and demanded state elections officials produce detailed documents within 30 days.

Grassley letter to Holder demands more Fast and Furious answersupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 18:16:00

The House may have voted contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder, but that has not ended the investigation into who at the Justice Department knew about Operation Fast and Furious -- and when.

Why contempt case against Holder may be doomedupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 07:50:00

For veteran Congress watchers, President Barack Obama's formal claim of executive privilege regarding certain Justice Department documents related to Operation Fast and Furious will generate a sense of déjà vu.

Analysis: Leaks drip with confusionupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 17:41:00

It may be one of the most confusing set of investigations going on. It's not just about one leak, it's at least three, all part of exclusive news reports happening within a two-week period.

Study finds nearly 1 in 10 state prisoners is sexually abused while incarceratedupdated: Thu May 17 2012 21:30:00

Nearly one of every 10 state prisoners is sexually victimized during confinement, according to a Justice Department study released Thursday.

Issa and DOJ exchange tough words over possible Holder contempt charge updated: Wed May 16 2012 22:21:00

The partisan impasse over potential contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder continues following a lengthy letter from the deputy attorney general, and a blunt response from the House Oversight Committee chairman.

Arizona sheriff a victim or vigilante?updated: Fri May 11 2012 11:07:00

The Department of Justice says it has evidence Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discriminated against Latinos.

Arpaio: 'I will fight this to the bitter end'updated: Fri May 11 2012 11:07:00

The sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, lashed out Thursday at Justice Department officials, calling their civil lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against him and his county politically motivated.

Justice Department sues Arizona sheriffupdated: Thu May 10 2012 19:44:00

The U.S. Justice Department sues controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio for discrimination against Latinos.

Controversial sheriff fighting for career? 'Hard to say,' Republican saysupdated: Thu May 10 2012 19:44:00

As the U.S. Justice Department sues controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona for alleged civil rights violations against Latinos, his most ardent supporters are wondering whether "America's Toughest Sheriff' is fighting for his political life.

DOJ: 107 charged in Medicare fraud bustupdated: Wed May 02 2012 18:20:00

Attorney General Holder announces 107 are charged in a Medicare fraud case involving $452 million in false billings.

107 charged in health care fraud bustupdated: Wed May 02 2012 18:20:00

More than 100 people have been charged and an estimated $450 million in false billings uncovered by federal agents in a nationwide operation that authorities say is the largest bust in recent history.

Justice Department will not reopen Kent State shootings caseupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 17:39:00

The Justice Department has declined to reopen an investigation into the 1970 shootings at Kent State University that left four student protesters dead, after the agency found that enhanced audio recordings of the incident were inconclusive as to whether an order to fire was given.

Justice Department: Walgreens settles amid probe into illegal prescription dealsupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 17:59:00

Walgreens will pay governments $7.9 million in a settlement reached amid allegations the drugstore chain illegally paid kickbacks so that prescriptions would be transferred to its pharmacies, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.

Justice Department pressures Arizona county attorneyupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 12:57:00

Federal officials fired a new shot Monday in the ongoing battle between the Obama administration and local law enforcement in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:37:00

The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics.

Justice Department to sue Arizona sheriff after talks fall throughupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 05:19:00

The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known internationally as "America's toughest sheriff," saying talks between the two sides have fallen through.

Holder: DOJ to respond 'appropriately' to judges' questions about health care lawupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 18:14:00

The Justice Department is scrambling to meet a federal court's Thursday deadline to answer fundamental constitutional questions dealing with the health care law championed by President Barack Obama, an escalating political battle that has embroiled all three branches of government.

Record Google fine to be split among law enforcement, Justice Departmentupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:29:00

The Justice Department on Monday announced the distribution of a record $500 million civil fine paid by the Internet search engine giant Google in the wake of what the government called the unlawful sale of prescription drugs over the Internet. Google, the Justice Department said, was on notice as early as 2003 that online pharmacies were advertising prescription drugs online to users in the United States, but failed to prevent the practice.

New swimming pool rules 'expensive'updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 21:57:00

New regulations require lifts in every public swimming pool. CNN's Erin Burnett has more.

Feds allow 60-day extension on pool-lift complianceupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 21:57:00

Your hotel, health club and neighborhood pool can remain open this weekend without fear of violating the law.

CNNMoney: Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leadersupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 14:22:00

In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy.

Justice sends more 'Fast and Furious' documents to Congressupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 22:26:00

The Justice Department on Friday night provided Congress with a new batch of Operation Fast and Furious documents from early 2011.

Colorado man accused of supporting extremist terror groupupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 14:16:00

A Colorado man arrested on terror charges made an initial appearance in court on Monday, the Justice Department said.

CNNMoney: Anonymous strikes back after feds shut down piracy hub Megauploadupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 06:36:00

In one of the U.S. government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns ever, federal agents on Thursday arrested the leaders of and shut down, a popular hub for illegal media downloads.

Anonymous strikes back after feds shut piracy hub Megauploadupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 23:39:00

"Hacktivist" collective Anonymous on Thursday took credit for taking down U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and entertainment company websites, following arrests in one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns.

Justice turns over more ATF documents to congressional investigators-- rekindling debateupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 19:53:00

The Justice Department Thursday turned over to congressional investigators 482 pages of subpoenaed internal documents in the latest chapter of the controversial guns-to-Mexico operation known as Fast and Furious.

Ruling increases odds for online gambling legalizationupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:29:00

Online lotteries and poker may be poised to become legal thanks to a new decision by the Justice Department reinterpreting the Wire Act of 1961.

Department of Justice objects to South Carolina's voter lawupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 21:15:00

The Department of Justice on Friday deemed South Carolina's new law requiring voters to present a state or federal photo ID "legally unenforceable," arguing that it could be discriminatory against minorities in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

Justice Department finds Seattle Police Department engaged in excessive forceupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 15:38:00

The Seattle Police Department has used weapons either excessively or unnecessarily more than half the time during arrests, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.

Judge rejects lawsuit over DOJ politicized hiringupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 12:44:00

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging conservative political ideology drove a prestigious, selective Justice Department hiring program during the administration of President George W. Bush.

Arizona sheriff rebuts federal allegations of discrimination against Latinosupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 21:21:00

Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio and his attorneys Thursday condemned a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation as politically motivated and a "witch hunt."

Justice Department sends Congress 1,400 pages on 'Fast and Furious'updated: Fri Dec 02 2011 22:59:00

An intense struggle among several senior Justice Department officials was revealed Friday as internal documents on the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious were released by the department.

Justice officials express new concerns about Alabama immigration law updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 09:53:00

Top Justice Department officials met with Alabama business groups and community leaders in Birmingham Monday to express concern about what the officials consider the negative implications of the state's new immigration law.

Civil rights monitors sent to five states for electionsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 19:44:00

Federal civil rights officials announced Monday they have sent election observers to locations in five states to keep an eye out for potential trouble at the polls Tuesday.

Justice Department drops proposed FOIA rule to deny existence of documentsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 16:26:00

The Justice Department Thursday announced it is dropping its controversial plan to allow officials to deny the existence of certain sensitive documents when confronted with thorny Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Alabama's attorney general balks at giving feds school dataupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 05:52:00

Alabama's attorney general questioned Wednesday whether the federal government has the legal right to ask for data from school districts in the state, which has recently passed controversial legislation intended to reduce illegal immigration.

Justice urges Alabama schools' compliance on immigrant lawsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 19:14:00

The Justice Department Tuesday issued a letter to Alabama school districts to make sure they are abiding by federal law, which declares that a child may not be denied equal access to schools based on his or her immigration status.

Justice official expresses regret for failure to warn on 'gun walking'updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 17:32:00

A top official in the Obama administration's Justice Department told a Senate panel Tuesday that he made a mistake in failing to warn Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice executives about the controversial ATF tactic of allowing illegally purchased guns to "walk" across the border, into the hands of Mexico drug cartels.

House subpoenas Atty. Gen. Eric Holderupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 05:37:00

CNN's John King and a panel discuss the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Atty. Gen. Holder.

Top Justice official expresses regret for failure to warn on 'gun walking' updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 05:37:00

For the first time, a top official of the Obama administration's Justice Department has expressed regret for the way the department handled the controversial tactics of allowing "gun walking" in firearms investigations by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

GOP congressional investigators seek to expand 'fast and furious' probeupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 20:19:00

Congressional Republicans sought Wednesday to expand their investigation of the controversial ATF-approved illegal sale of firearms in Arizona to include an apparently similar operation in Texas.

Parts of Alabama immigration law blocked by federal appeals courtupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 15:22:00

A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of parts of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Alabama.

Source: Congress to issue "Fast and Furious" subpoenasupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 15:57:00

Congressional investigators intend to issue subpoenas seeking communications from several top Justice Department officials -- including Attorney General Eric Holder -- relating to the discredited "Fast and Furious" federal gunrunning operation, according to a source close to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

4 arrested in alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving federal contractsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 21:25:00

Four Virginia men were arrested Tuesday on allegations of bribery and kickbacks in what prosecutors describe as an elaborate scheme thought to involve hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts connected to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

CNNMoney: Justice Department seeks Solyndra trusteeupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 18:59:00

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to install a trustee in the Solyndra bankruptcy case, saying the top executives' refusal to testify in federal probes of the company made the additional oversight necessary.

Justice Dept. conference featured $16 muffins, report saysupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:13:00

An internal Justice Department audit in 2007 drew gasps and guffaws when investigators found that employees at a $60,000 reception were served platters of Swedish meatballs at a cost of $5 per meatball. So new cost guidelines were implemented to crack down on wasteful or extravagant spending.

Justice Department survey confirms downward trend in violent crimeupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:43:00

Violent crime in the United States continues to drop significantly despite the difficult economic environment, according to new statistics released Friday by the Justice Department.

CNNMoney: AT&T flings half-truths in its T-Mobile deal defenseupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 12:55:00

In a response to the government's antitrust suit against its proposed merger with T-Mobile, AT&T issued a glowing report on the wireless industry's health -- with the sole exception of the carrier it is trying to buy.

Justice Department report blasts Puerto Rico policeupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:35:00

The Puerto Rico Police Department has a long pattern of violating citizens' constitutional rights through excessive force and unwarranted searches, the Justice Department said in a report released Thursday.

Court: Some data on government cell phone tracking should be publicupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 15:33:00

Information about how and when the government gathers and uses cell phone location data to track certain criminal suspects should be made available to the public, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

CNNMoney: AT&T and T-Mobile: Is the deal dead? No one knows.updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 07:43:00

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to roadblock AT&T's merger with T-Mobile. But does that mean the deal is off?

CNNMoney: DOJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T merger with T-Mobileupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 13:37:00

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T on Wednesday seeking to block its $39 billion merger with T-Mobile.

CNNMoney: Google pays $500 million to settle DOJ case over illegal drug adsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 12:13:00

Google has agreed to a $500 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for illegally allowing online Canadian pharmacies to advertise drugs to U.S. consumers.

Official: Justice Department correcting 'Fast and Furious' figuresupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 21:43:00

A spokeswoman for a lawmaker leading the congressional investigation into a controversial ATF program said Friday that the Justice Department is correcting information it provided on the number of crimes in which guns tied to the "Operation Fast and Furious" program were recovered.

Feds investigate L.A. sheriff's office for civil rights violationsupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 20:14:00

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is being investigated for alleged "systemic" civil rights violations during routine traffic stops by trying to identify people who live in publicly subsidized housing, federal officials said Friday.

CNNMoney: S&P faces U.S. probe on mortgagesupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 13:24:00

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly overrating mortgage-backed securities, whose meltdown led to the 2008 financial crisis, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Justice Department challenges Alabama's immigration lawupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 08:55:00

The Justice Department has filed suit challenging Alabama's new immigration law, which is set to take effect September 1.

Authorities arrest dozens in 'surgical strike' against Mexican cartelupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 20:30:00

U.S. federal authorities arrested more than 70 people this week in the United States as part of what one official called a "successful, strategic and surgical strike" against a notoriously violent Mexico-based drug cartel.

'Homegrown extremist' charged in terror-related indictmentupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 13:28:00

A Pennsylvania man faces federal terrorism-related charges in Virginia for allegedly using the Internet to solicit jihadists to kill Americans, Justice Department officials announced Thursday.

Inside Murdoch's empireupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 06:46:00

Travel the globe with CNN's Becky Anderson and see what media enterprises Rupert Murdoch controls.

BCS: Justice Department antitrust attorneys want to meet with usupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 13:49:00

Attorneys at the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division are requesting a "background briefing" on how the Bowl Championship Series operates, BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said Thursday.

CNNMoney: DOJ halts proposed merger of H&R Block and TaxACTupdated: Mon May 23 2011 19:05:00

The government Monday moved to prevent a proposed tax preparation merger, declaring consumers who prepare their income taxes would be harmed if H&R Block were allowed to acquire TaxACT.

CNNMoney: Google sets aside $500 million for mysterious ad probeupdated: Wed May 11 2011 16:21:00

Google is no stranger to federal investigations of its ever-expanding empire. Here's a new one to add to the list: Google has set aside $500 million for a potential settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the company's advertising practices.

Justice Department investigates Newark Policeupdated: Mon May 09 2011 20:31:00

The Newark Police Department is being investigated by the federal government in the wake of allegations of discriminatory policing by department officers, according to Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey.

Poker players protest government seizureupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 12:33:00

Shaun Poland is 25 years old, he wears a lip ring, and he lives in southern Maine.

Law firm backs out of defending federal Defense of Marriage Actupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 15:43:00

The private law firm hired by House Speaker John Boehner to represent the government in the federal Defense of Marriage Act has suddenly pulled out of the case.

Federal appeals court rejects dismissal of Blackwater prosecutionsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 15:23:00

A three-judge appeals panel in Washington Friday rejected a lower court opinion dismissing the cases against four Blackwater guards charged in connection with the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007.

How high will gas prices go?updated: Fri Apr 22 2011 10:17:00

At a Connecticut gas station, gas prices have climbed up to 4.99 per gallon, though you get a free drink when you pump.

High gasoline prices prompt Justice Department to eye energy industryupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 10:17:00

Prodded by growing public frustration over sharply rising gasoline prices, the Justice Department on Thursday announced the formation of a team -- the "Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group -- tasked with the goal of ensuring consumers are not victims of price gouging.

Boehner hires top lawyer for fight over marriage law, sources sayupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 01:24:00

House Republicans have hired a prominent conservative attorney to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a pending lawsuit, legal sources say, and will make an effort to divert money from the Justice Department to fund its high-profile fight.

CNNMoney: DOJ approves Google's ITA deal ... with caveatsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 13:34:00

Google can have its precious flight data company if it promises to play nice, the Department of Justice said on Friday.

Federal investigation claims abuses among New Orleans policeupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 16:34:00

A federal investigation found that the New Orleans Police Department has engaged in patterns of misconduct in violation of the Constitution and federal law, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Why the NRA won't talk gun control with Obamaupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 15:36:00

The chief spokesman for the National Rifle Association is expected to get an invitation any day now to sit down at the Justice Department for talks aimed at reaching a consensus on new gun control legislation.

DOJ: 'Marriage Act unconstitutional'updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 01:20:00

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act.

Holder gets a grilling from Republicans during budget hearingupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 01:20:00

Attorney General Eric Holder sought to defend his department's budget request Tuesday in a House subcommittee hearing that veered directly into several hot-button issues, including the Obama administration's recent decision to no longer defend a key portion of a federal law barring recognition of gay marriage.

Fugitive gets 14 years in prison after 14 years on the lamupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 18:49:00

A Colorado Springs, Colorado, man who spent 14 years on the run will spend the next 14 years in federal prison, plus another three years on supervised release for drug crimes and failure to appear, the federal Department of Justice said Friday.

Government trumpets recovery of $3 billion in health settlementsupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:32:00

Government lawyers have recovered a near-record $3 billion this year from health care fraud and other settlements, the Justice Department announced Monday.

No prosecution for destruction of CIA tapes, Justice Department saysupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 14:45:00

Criminal charges will not be brought in the Justice Department's long-running investigation of the destruction of CIA videotapes of terrorism detainee interrogations, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

More than 400 election observers to monitor Tuesday electionsupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 19:57:00

More than 400 federal observers and monitors are being dispatched to 30 potential trouble spots in 18 states to keep an eye on the balloting Tuesday, the Justice Department announced late Friday.

U.S. Civil Rights Commission sidetracked by member's protestupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 17:57:00

A member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission walked out of a meeting Friday saying he and two other panelists have been denied a chance to fully discuss whether the Obama administration has been race-neutral in an investigation of alleged voter intimidation.

Report: Prison recycling program posed health threat for yearsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:54:00

An electronic waste recycling program, designed to provide inmates in federal prisons with jobs and skills, posed a serious health threat to inmates and prison staff for several years, a new Justice Department report says.

Justice Department stands behind controversial Tennessee mosqueupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 16:39:00

The U.S. Justice Department filed a legal brief Monday stating its support of the continued construction of a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, that was targeted by arsonists in August.

Justice Department to appeal same-sex marriage rulingupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 21:18:00

The Obama Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Tuesday declaring its intention to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.

Federal grants to fund police positions announcedupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 22:21:00

With hundreds of communities nationwide forced to slash budgets and layoff police officers, the disclosure Thursday of which cities would receive federal grants to fund police positions had been eagerly awaited. Five hit the bureaucratic jackpot.

Fight for Senate antipiracy bill ragesupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 07:34:00

Killing legislation that would enable the government to shut down websites accused of piracy was a top priority for many technology trade groups Wednesday.

CNNMoney: 6 tech giants settle DOJ hiring lawsuitupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 18:01:00

Six major technology companies have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit over what regulators say were anti-competitive hiring practices.

Justice Department 'expects it may' sue BPupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 14:20:00

The Justice Department says it may sue BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a filing made Monday night with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CNNMoney: Justice Department expects to sue BPupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 14:16:00

The Justice Department expects to sue BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill according to a filing made last night with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans.

Former DEA heads unite against California plan to legalize marijuanaupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 15:51:00

California's proposal to legalize marijuana has provoked every former director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to join in urging the White House to block the proposition if it is approved on the November ballot.

Justice Department lawyers sue Arizona sheriff in civil rights probeupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 15:35:00

Justice Department civil rights lawyers filed suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona on Thursday after talks collapsed on a deal to provide federal investigators with documents they requested.

Arizona sheriff challenges Justice Department's request for documentsupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 19:50:00

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is challenging the Justice Department's request for certain documents in its investigation of alleged civil rights violations by the sheriff's office.

CNNMoney: United and Continental deal cleared for take offupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 19:27:00

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that it has closed an investigation into the proposed merger of United and Continental, paving the way for the airlines to unite later this year.

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