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Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics
Litigation
Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics
2023-01-25 21:49:13
by Tom Ramstack

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its digital advertising technology. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia seeks a court order to break up Google’s grip... Read More

Congress
Jan. 6 Panel Urges Trump Prosecution on Four Criminal Counts
2022-12-19 22:44:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol sent Justice Department prosecutors a recommendation that former President Donald Trump be charged with four crimes. Those alleged crimes are inciting or assisting an... Read More

Law
11th Circuit Removes Special Master in Trump Documents Case
2022-12-02 16:04:35
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has removed a major obstacle to the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s hoarding of national security records at his Mar-a-Lago residence. In a unanimous but unsigned ruling handed down late... Read More

Education
Federal Judge Orders End to Student Debt Relief Plan
2022-11-11 21:43:09
by Tom Ramstack

DALLAS, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s plan to wipe out as much as $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers. He said the plan exceeds the authority of the president without... Read More

Media
Justice Dept. Reverses Policy on Surveillance of Journalists
2022-11-07 19:41:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced a policy change late last month intended to protect the news media from the long arms of the law. The new policy bans nearly all subpoenas, search warrants and other legal tactics against journalists... Read More

Justice
Justice Dept. Seeks to Block Sale of Beverage It Calls Unapproved ‘Drug’
2022-10-19 16:48:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday filed a complaint to block the sale of Chill6, a beverage powder marketed as a treatment or cure for anxiety, insomnia, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the complaint filed in the... Read More

Justice
DOJ Asks 11th Circuit to Toss Special Master in Mar-a-Lago Docs Case
2022-10-15 00:11:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday asked the 11th Circuit to overturn a lower court decision to appoint a special master to review a slew of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s home. The filing comes a day... Read More

2022 Elections
DOJ Begins to Spell Out Midterm Election Security Efforts
2022-10-04 23:22:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice on Tuesday showed the first outward signs of it ramping up election security efforts ahead of the 2022 midterms, spelling out some of the activities it will be engaged in before and after Nov.... Read More

National Security
Garland Sets New Rules for DOJ’s Use of State Secrets Privilege
2022-09-30 21:11:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday imposed a new set of rules Justice Department officials will have to follow to invoke the state secrets privilege in litigation in the name of protecting national security. In a memo sent... Read More

U.S. Senate
Senators Want to Prosecute Russians for War Crimes in Ukraine
2022-09-28 19:44:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel raised the possibility Wednesday of extending U.S. jurisdiction against Russian military personnel to hold them personally accountable for war crimes in Ukraine. Current federal law allows the Justice Department to prosecute war criminals only if... Read More

Technology
DOJ, DOD Join FCC to Support Internet Routing Security
2022-09-15 18:05:05
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Defense are joining with the Federal Communications Commission to support the improvement of internet routing security. This comes after the commission launched a Notice of Inquiry in February seeking comment on... Read More

Law
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors
2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

Law
Florida Judge Opts to Move Slowly on Trump Special Master Request
2022-09-01 21:10:02
by Dan McCue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by former President Donald Trump in 2020 said Thursday she would like to take more time to consider his request to appoint a special master to review documents... Read More

Law Enforcement
Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid
2022-08-31 15:15:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home earlier this month — namely that it had obtained evidence... Read More

Justice
Garland Bars Political Appointees at DOJ From Attending Political Events
2022-08-30 19:21:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland informed Justice Department staff on Tuesday that he is barring political appointees in the department from attending all political events. Garland disclosed the new policy, which is more restrictive than in years past, in... Read More

Puerto Rico
Super PAC President Sentenced for Dark Money Scheme
2022-08-26 19:08:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The president and treasurer of a super PAC active in a Puerto Rican election in 2020 was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for scheming to lie to the Federal Election Commission about the true identities of... Read More

Law Enforcement
Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Released
2022-08-26 18:43:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After months of back and forth with former President Donald Trump and his lawyer, the Justice Department felt it had “probable cause” to believe top secret and other classified documents were still being kept at Trump’s Florida residence,... Read More

Justice
Lensmaker Essilor to Pay $16.4M to Resolve Kickback Claims
2022-08-23 20:59:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Lensmaker Essilor has agreed to pay $16.4 million to resolve allegations it caused claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid that violated federal anti-kickback statutes.  Essilor, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, manufactures, markets and distributes optical lenses and... Read More

Law
DOJ Must Release Barr-Era Memo on Possible Trump Prosecution
2022-08-19 19:55:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department must release in full a legal memo that then-Attorney General William Barr claimed played a role in his deciding not to charge then-President Trump on the basis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference... Read More

Law
Judge Orders DOJ to Redact Affidavit as He Considers Its Unsealing
2022-08-18 20:59:36
by Dan McCue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge Thursday ordered the Justice Department to propose redactions to the affidavit used to justify a search warrant the FBI used last week to search former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago. Federal... Read More

Law Enforcement
DOJ Asks Judge to Keep Trump Search Affidavit Under Seal
2022-08-16 13:08:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal judge to keep sealed the sworn affidavit that provided the in-depth explanation for why it needed to search former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home. Republican allies of the... Read More

Justice
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

Opioids
Senate Seeks New Strategy in Opioid Crisis
2022-07-26 21:35:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Only days after the Justice Department announced successful prosecutions of drug runners and seizures of huge stashes of illegal opioids, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said what was on everyone’s mind at a Senate hearing Tuesday. “I think we... Read More

Crime
Titanium Blockchain CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud in $21M Scheme
2022-07-26 20:52:41
by Madeline Hughes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A cryptocurrency CEO pleaded guilty to fraud Friday, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Michael Alan Stollery, 54, of Reseda, California, was the CEO of Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. TBIS raised $21... Read More

Women's Issues
Struggles of Native American Women Come to the Fore at Seneca Falls Conference
2022-07-22 14:41:11
by Eden Metzger

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — When it comes to women’s rights in America, one of the often overlooked areas is the struggles of Native American women. At a recent commemoration of the 174th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention hosted by... Read More

Law Enforcement
Pressure Mounts on Justice Dept. to Protect Supreme Court Justices
2022-07-13 16:38:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are asking the Justice Department to crack down on protesters harassing Supreme Court justices at their homes and during  trips around the Washington area. In the latest move, an activist group called ShutDownDC is offering bounties for... Read More

Congress
Justice Dept. Suspects Trump Supporter of Influencing Jan. 6 Riot Prosecutions
2022-06-24 21:45:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to investigate whether former Trump attorney Sidney Powell is contributing funds to the legal defense of the right ring extremist Oath Keepers accused of raiding the U.S. Capitol on Jan.... Read More

Environment
Justice Dept. Opens New Office to Crack Down on Polluters
2022-05-06 21:34:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it was opening a new Office of Environmental Justice to crack down on industrial polluters. Top priorities of the new program are reducing climate change and protecting low-income or disadvantaged communities, according to... Read More

Justice
Justice Dept. Sues Trump Campaign Manager Saying He Hid $16M in Taxable Income
2022-04-29 21:34:48
by Tom Ramstack

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Justice Department is suing Paul Manafort, the former presidential campaign manager of Donald Trump, after he allegedly hid taxable income he was paid as a consultant for business and political interests in Ukraine. Prosecutors... Read More

Justice
Justice Dept. Sues Towing Company for Auctioning Service Members’ Cars
2022-04-20 23:18:04
by Tom Ramstack

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Justice Department is suing a Virginia towing company it accuses of towing and auctioning the vehicles of military service members while they were deployed on active duty. The lawsuit says Steve’s Towing Inc. of Virginia... Read More

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