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2021-12-06 20:03:53
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues Texas Over Redistricting Plan

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting the Latino vote. “The attorney general has made clear that the Justice... Read More

EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup... Read More

Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a... Read More

2021-11-29 19:43:11
by Tom Ramstack
Bannon Accused of Trying to Orchestrate Trial by Media

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges... Read More

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges he faces through the media instead of federal court. They said in a court filing that Bannon wants to share... Read More

2021-11-24 21:13:43
by Dan McCue
Justice Department to Prioritize Prosecution of Air Rage Incidents

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of... Read More

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Merrick Garland had a message Wednesday for anyone tempted to lose their cool — act... Read More

2021-11-23 21:49:58
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. to Pay $130 Million to High School Shooting Survivors

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with family members and survivors... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with family members and survivors of the 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. Local media reports say the settlement amount... Read More

2021-11-23 21:20:56
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Intervenes Against Trump In Lawsuit Against Social Media Giants

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department intervened this week in a lawsuit former President Donald Trump filed against social media companies... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department intervened this week in a lawsuit former President Donald Trump filed against social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube. Trump accuses the companies of violating his First Amendment right to free speech by banning... Read More

2021-11-17 19:21:48
by Reece Nations
Senate Confirms Jonathan Kanter as Justice Department’s Top Antitrust Official

WASHINGTON — Senators voted 68-29 on Tuesday to confirm competition lawyer Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general of the Department... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senators voted 68-29 on Tuesday to confirm competition lawyer Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Kanter has established himself as a critic of big tech and has represented companies like Microsoft... Read More

2021-11-12 22:05:29
by Dan McCue
Steve Bannon Indicted On Two Counts of Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt... Read More

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

2021-11-12 18:24:19
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Indicts Three Men Accused of Running PAC Scam

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department plans to prosecute three men for allegedly running scam political action committees that raised $3.5... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department plans to prosecute three men for allegedly running scam political action committees that raised $3.5 million for 2016 presidential campaigns but donated only $19 to help former President Donald Trump get elected. Instead, they used... Read More

US Charges 2 Suspected Major Ransomware Operators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend, U.S.... Read More

2021-11-05 18:24:32
by Dan McCue
Justice Dept. Sues Texas Over Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Texas on Thursday, arguing a new voting law signed by Gov.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Texas on Thursday, arguing a new voting law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in September disenfranchises the old, disabled and citizens who do not speak English. The complaint, which was filed... Read More

Feds Seek Tougher Sentences for Veterans Who Stormed Capitol

During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, Leonard Gruppo joined the Special Forces, served in four war zones and... Read More

During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, Leonard Gruppo joined the Special Forces, served in four war zones and led a team of combat medics in Iraq before retiring in 2013 as a lieutenant colonel. During his six minutes... Read More

2021-11-01 13:28:46
by Dan McCue
Garland Restores Office Providing Access to Legal Services for the Poor

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday re-established a Justice Department office intended to expand legal services to people... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday re-established a Justice Department office intended to expand legal services to people who can’t afford layers. The Office for Access to Justice was originally launched during the Obama administration to address what... Read More

2021-10-26 17:58:01
by Reece Nations
Over 100 Jailed in International Darknet Narcotics Sting

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Department of Justice’s Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement in tandem with the European Union... Read More

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Department of Justice’s Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement in tandem with the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation on Tuesday announced the culmination of the agencies’ efforts to disrupt opioid trafficking on the... Read More

2021-10-19 22:10:21
by Dan McCue
Fortenberry Accused in Indictment of Lying to FBI

WASHINGTON — Nine-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of lying to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nine-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents investigating campaign contributions illegally made to him by a Nigerian billionaire. The... Read More

2021-09-17 20:58:29
by Tom Ramstack
Former Hillary Clinton Cyber Adviser Indicted for Lying to FBI About Trump

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Washington, D.C. attorney pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to the FBI after he allegedly said... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Washington, D.C. attorney pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to the FBI after he allegedly said he had possible evidence of the Trump campaign’s communications with a Russian bank. The FBI was investigating accusations that former... Read More

2021-09-09 21:09:41
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state. The move came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the... Read More

2021-08-31 20:38:20
by Tom Ramstack
U.S. Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Help Renters Avoid Evictions

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department sent out an urgent request this week for attorneys nationwide to volunteer to represent... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department sent out an urgent request this week for attorneys nationwide to volunteer to represent an expected flood of renters trying to avoid eviction. A letter from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asked "the entire... Read More

2021-08-16 20:07:13
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Official Asks Congress to Intervene in State Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Justice Department attorney urged Congress Monday to clamp down on new state laws that she claims... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Justice Department attorney urged Congress Monday to clamp down on new state laws that she claims shut out some low-income persons from participating in elections. She described voting rights as more at risk now than any... Read More

2021-08-09 21:44:05
by Dan McCue
Justice Department to Conduct Fresh Review of ‘Privileged’ 9/11 Docs

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Monday committed to conducting a fresh review of documents related to the Sept. 11... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Monday committed to conducting a fresh review of documents related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks the government had previously deemed privileged and unreleasable to the public. The decision was announced just days after... Read More

2021-07-30 20:10:24
by Dan McCue
Treasury Dept. Must Turn Trump’s Tax Returns Over to Congress

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee with former President Donald Trump’s tax returns,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee with former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Friday. In the opinion, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel... Read More

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results "corrupt" in a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec.... Read More

2021-07-28 19:06:18
by Dan McCue
DOJ Issues ‘Guidance’ Docs for States on Federal Election Laws

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department released two guidance documents Wednesday intended to ensure states fully comply with federal election laws,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department released two guidance documents Wednesday intended to ensure states fully comply with federal election laws, specifically those statutes pertaining to methods of voting and constraints on post-election audits. “The right of all eligible citizens to... Read More

2021-07-23 20:17:28
by Tom Ramstack
Ohio Utility Settles for $230 Million After Bribing State Officials

Electric utility company FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to settle a Justice Department complaint Thursday by paying $230 million to avoid a... Read More

Electric utility company FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to settle a Justice Department complaint Thursday by paying $230 million to avoid a federal wire fraud conspiracy charge. Company officials admitted they conspired with former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to pay millions... Read More

Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Strike Forces in 5 Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick... Read More

2021-07-20 19:35:46
by Dan McCue
Biden Picks Jonathan Kanter for Assistant AG for Antitrust

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Kanter to serve as assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Kanter to serve as assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. Kanter is a distinguished antitrust lawyer with over 20 years of experience, the White House... Read More

2021-07-06 20:00:47
by Dan McCue
DOJ Employees Want Some Telework to Be Permanent

WASHINGTON -- As a deadline approaches for federal departments and agencies to solidify their post-COVID re-entry programs, a group of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- As a deadline approaches for federal departments and agencies to solidify their post-COVID re-entry programs, a group of Justice Department employees is encouraging its bosses to keep at least some telework and other flexibility measures in place permanently.... Read More

2021-06-27 12:15:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Gov. Rips DOJ Lawsuit as ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the... Read More

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the state over a newly implemented voting law that critics believe restricts Black voter access to the polls. At a hastily... Read More

2021-06-25 16:48:09
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues Georgia Over Voting Law

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia on Friday over a controversial new law that imposes multiple... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia on Friday over a controversial new law that imposes multiple restrictions on voting. During a late morning press conference on Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the complaint alleges “recent... Read More

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