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  • Justice Department rules Hillary Clinton followed law in deleting emails

    09/10/2015 10:32:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 133 replies ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration told a federal court Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was within her legal rights to use of her own email account, to take the messages with her when she left office and to be the one deciding which of those messages are government records that should be returned. In the most complete legal defense of Mrs. Clinton, Justice Department lawyers insisted they not only have no obligation, but no power, to go back and demand the former top diplomat turn over any documents she hasn’t already given — and neither, they said, can...
  • Obama Slides Taliban Lawyer Into Top Spot At Justice Department

    09/20/2012 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept. 19, 2012
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees. The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the country’s longstanding war on terrorism.

    03/04/2015 6:00:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 56 replies ^ | 03/04/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    What if blacks just break the law more often? The Justice Department yesterday released a report accusing the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, of broad-based discrimination against black people. The basis for the claim is the fact that, in recent years, blacks have been arrested in Ferguson at a rate about 40 percent higher than their proportion of the city’s population. Blacks comprise 67 percent of the people who live in Ferguson, but 93 percent of the people arrested. From that, the Justice Department concludes that the cops are racist. That’s one interpretation. But it is not the only explanation,...
  • Eric Holder, A Legacy of Race-Based Radicalism

    09/26/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Attorney General Eric Holder is at long last relinquishing his cabinet post after nearly six unprecedented, catastrophic years of racial demagoguery and gangsterism.
  • The Disastrous Tenure of “Obama’s Enforcer”

    06/28/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work. You can find out just how big a task it will be in “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” a new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky. Even at a relatively slim 217 pages, it’s quite a bill of indictment. It’s one thing to read about certain cases as they pop up in the news cycle -- an article about a civil-rights...
  • BREAKING: Justice Department Considered ARRESTING Conservative Activists

    04/26/2014 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 88 replies
    The current presidential administration has engaged in so much outright thuggery it’s hard to keep track of. It has abused its power at every level and in every department possible, going after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government. The Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have uncovered emails that seem to indicate that the IRS was actively working with the Justice Department in the targeting of conservative groups.
  • Bobby Jindal: [Obama] Breaking a promise to children

    09/09/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/9/13 | Bobby Jindal
    While President Obama publicly celebrated the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech last month, his administration took action behind the scenes in Louisiana that was a complete rejection of King's dream. The Justice Department has challenged my state in court for having the temerity to start a scholarship program that frees low-income minority children from failing schools. In other words, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would rip children out of their schools and handcuff them to the failing schools they previously attended. And, in the ultimate irony, they are using desegregation orders set up...
  • Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon M..

    07/10/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/10/13 | 7/10/13
    Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.
  • What FBI Investigation? (Saturbray)

    06/15/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT · by bray · 5 replies ^ | 6/15/13 | bray
    Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Rom. 5:2 The latest revelation of the IRS scandal that it is not even being investigated should terrify everyone. When an FBI official was asked who was leading the investigation and he could not even answer it, you know there is no investigation into this targeting of Americans. You can bet he would know who the lead investigator was if there was any pushback on a liberal protected group, but against the Tea...
  • NRA uses Justice memo to accuse Obama on guns

    02/23/2013 11:22:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 12:03 PM EST | Alan Fram
    The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won’t work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration—ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support. … The memo says requiring background checks for more gun purchases could help, but also could lead to more illicit weapons sales. It says banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines produced in the future but exempting those already owned by the public, as Obama has proposed, would have limited impact because...
  • Stop Whining About 'Racist' Voter ID and Get Granny to the Polls

    07/19/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | July 19, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Photo voter ID laws, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, are a "poll tax." "Many of those without IDs," Holder recently told the NAACP, "would have to travel great distances to get them -- and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them." Photo voter ID opponent Keesha Gaskins, senior counsel in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, writes: "While these laws are allegedly passed to secure elections, they impact communities of color in ways only reflected in our Jim Crow past. Looking at voter ID laws alone, we know that although 11 percent of...
  • 'DOJ practice' slammed by politicos, group (“You can quote those who speak but you can’t quote me.")

    07/10/2012 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Ken H · 9 replies
    Daily Iberian ^ | July 8, 2012 | MATTHEW BEATON
    A U.S. senator, a U.S. representative and a nonprofit First Amendment advocacy group each have sent a letter of complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice after one of its attorneys demanded she not be quoted or recorded by a Daily Iberian reporter at a public meeting. Further they express concern over the veiled threat the attorney used. The complaint letters describe senior trial attorney Rachel Hranitzky’s behavior at a June 12 public meeting held inside New Iberia’s City Council chambers. Before the meeting started, Hranitzky asked if there were any media present and told the Daily Iberian reporter he...
  • Feds to Monitor NM Polls on Election Day

    06/04/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Associated Press, AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are planning to look out for any cases of voter discrimination in upcoming elections nationwide, including at polling sites in New Mexico. The U.S. Justice Department announced it plans to send observers to Cibola and Sandoval counties to monitor elections Tuesday.
  • Feds to Florida: halt non-citizen voter purge

    06/01/2012 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    The Justice Department told Florida election officials that they must stop their non-citizen voters purge. Florida argues it is not violating any law. The Justice Department ordered Florida’s elections division to halt a systematic effort to find and purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizen voters. Florida’s effort appears to violate both the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities, and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act – which governs voter purges – T. Christian Herren Jr., the Justice Department’s lead civil rights lawyer, wrote in a detailed two-page letter sent late Thursday night. State officials said they were reviewing...
  • Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas

    05/25/2012 10:25:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    USDOJ ^ | May 25, 2012 | STAFF
    The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on May 29, 2012, in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson Counties in Texas, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal voting rights statutes. The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group. In addition, the act requires certain covered jurisdictions to provide language assistance during the election process.
  • House votes to stop Obama immigration lawsuits

    05/09/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    twt political blog ^ | 9 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The House voted early Wednesday morning to stop the Obama administration's lawsuits against state immigration laws. The amendment, which strips funding so that the Justice Department cannot pursue the lawsuits, passed 238-173. Twelve Democrats voted for it, while six Republicans voted against it. The amendment specifically applies to laws in Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana. The Obama administration and immigrant-rights groups have sued to block laws in each of those states. "Instead of using tax dollars to sue states, the Department of Justice and other branches of this government should start focusing on enforcing existing...
  • US ‘Examining’ Idea Of Prosecuting Schalit Deal Terrorists

    03/18/2012 6:15:44 PM PDT · by edpc · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 Mar 2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    The US Department of Justice is continuing to ‘examine the potential’ for prosecuting terrorists who harmed Americans and were freed in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday. In an email sent on Friday to US citizens who had been harmed by terrorists released last October in the Schalit exchange with Hamas, HeatherCartwright, director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, said the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the prosecutorial office responsible for these cases, plans to meet with US victims of terrorist acts...
  • Justice Department seeks to pass rule allowing government officials to lie

    A powerful tool that allows ordinary citizens to obtain crucial information from government archives, the US Department of State (DOA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is under attack. The Daily Caller reports that the US Justice Department wants to revise the law to allow government officials to lie about, or conceal the very existence of, records that it does not wish to release publicly. The Justice Department claims that the law needs to be revised to protect sensitive information from being released. But current FOIA provisions already exempt certain information from having to be supplied, as long as those requesting...
  • 'Fast & Furious' gets hotter for Holder

    07/07/2011 6:19:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/07/2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    Don't look now, but the real action in Washington this week isn't the parti san wrangling over the debt ceiling but something -- literally -- even more incendiary: Operation Fast and Furious, which seems about to explode right in the face of Attorney General Eric Holder -- and maybe other administration officials, too. Also known as Project Gunrunner, the Arizona-based operation was supposed to be a sting, under which the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is part of the Justice Department, allowed "straw purchasers" to transfer weapons from gun shops in Arizona to Mexican drug cartels...
  • Justice Department Pursues 'Strange' Probe of Execution Drug (a de facto freeze of executions)

    05/08/2011 11:16:37 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | may 8, 2011 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has launched a quiet campaign over the past two months to seize from local officials a key drug used in lethal injections -- part of a spreading investigation that has contributed to a de facto death penalty freeze in several states. The investigation stems from concerns about the overseas source of the drug, though some question whether those concerns make a handy excuse to slow the pace of executions. "States have death penalty laws, and the federal government is trying to make it harder for the states to execute those laws," Saunders said.
  • How Attorney General Eric Holder Colluded With Bank Of America To Destroy Wikileaks

    03/01/2011 9:12:45 AM PST · by FromLori · 20 replies
    Daily Bell ^ | 2/28/2011 | Staff
    When we wrote a few weeks ago about Eric Holder, Wikileaks and Bank of America, we focused on the irony of the U.S. Attorney General threatening to prosecute an organization (Wikileaks) that possibly holds the very information on which he might draw up his very first indictment of a major bank or Wall Street executive. Why hasn't Eric Holder asked to see the evidence, which Wikileaks claims to have, that executives at one of our largest banks may have committed serious crimes?Let's be honest, Holder doesn't really give a rip about financial crimes, but the media should at least be...
  • Flouting the rule of law

    02/25/2011 2:53:22 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2011 | Editorial
    Just what is it about the rule of law that President Obama doesn't get? The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it now believes the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- which defines marriage as being a legal union between one man and one woman -- is unconstitutional, and said it will no longer defend the law in court. So, just like that, Obama & Co. effectively declare null a law duly passed by Congress, signed by a previous president -- and presumptively binding on the government until either the courts or Congress declare otherwise. It's a breathtaking act of arrogance,...
  • Federal Government to Analyze ‘Disparate Impact’ of School Discipline on Minorities

    01/18/2011 7:22:14 PM PST · by Chicago Lampoon · 33 replies
    Heatland Institute News ^ | 1/18/11 | Sara McIntosh
    Officials at the U.S. Justice Department and Education Department say closer scrutiny of school discipline cases will be a high priority for 2011. The department announced it would use a “disparate-impact analysis” to help determine whether minority students are disproportionately punished at school. “Regrettably, students of color are receiving different and harsher disciplinary punishments than whites for the same or similar infractions, and they are disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance policies—a fact that only serves to exacerbate already deeply entrenched disparities in many communities,” said Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights.
  • The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law At The Expense of Public School Students

    12/16/2010 8:32:00 AM PST · by FBD · 29 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 2010 December 15 | by Joseph Klein
    Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so. Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women. Under Islamic law, a woman is not allowed to perform Hajj alone and must...
  • ObamaCare is back on the table in '12 elex

    12/15/2010 3:46:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON -- This week's stunning ruling by a federal judge in Virginia to throw out a key plank of President Obama's health plan is relaunching health care as a burning political issue with big implications for the 2012 elections. The Justice Department moved yesterday to appeal the ruling, which invalidated the law's mandate that people buy health insurance. "We intend to appeal the district court's ruling in Virginia to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals," said department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler. Some Republicans are pushing to fast-track the issue to the Supreme Court, though Schmaler said the case should go through...
  • Utah's Attorney General Meets With Justice Dept. Over Possible BCS Probe

    11/05/2010 1:57:58 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 04, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is investigating the BCS for possible antitrust violations and is hoping to get the Justice Department to do so as well. "They are doing their due diligence," Shurtleff said in a telephone interview Thursday, a day after the meeting. "They had done their homework." Shurtleff said department officials did not commit to conducting an investigation. He said among those at the meeting was Gene Kimmelman, chief counsel for competition policy and intergovernmental...
  • Black Panther case reveals schism

    10/24/2010 5:15:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2010
    On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform. Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation. Among those who saw the footage was J. Christian Adams, who was in his office in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington. "I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this country,' " Adams said. "There are armed men in front of...
  • Behind US v Arizona: pure politics

    07/12/2010 3:17:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2010 | Kris W. Kobach
    The Obama administration's lawsuit against the state of Arizona offers a revealing window into the Holder Justice Department. And the picture isn't pretty. Consider what we learned when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first let the cat out of the bag and told us about it during an interview in Ecuador. Clinton showed who was sitting in the driver's seat when it came to the Justice Department's decision: "President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy. And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit...
  • Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers

    05/19/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 1,291+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Civil Rights: The Justice Department explains that it dropped a Black Panther voter-intimidation case because of lack of evidence. Pay no attention to the thugs outside the polling place. Yet another reason Eric Holder must go. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Sha-bazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint with civil violations by "allegedly" violating the Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place. It was what Bartle Bull, a former civil rights lawyer and publisher of the left-wing Village Voice,...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Eric Holder Must Be an Honorary Member of Al Queda

    02/23/2010 5:00:55 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 9 replies · 255+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/23/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Why else would the Justice Department contain nine ... yes, nine ... appointees that once either represented or advocated for Guantanamo detainees? That's about as brilliant as posting online the Cliff Notes of a trillion-dollar wealth share bill you know you don't have enough votes for, just before you put on a sham puppet show in the name of "bipartisanship," not that I'm crying or anything.
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • No way to fight a war

    01/26/2010 3:08:59 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 383+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Two key senators yesterday handed President Obama a chance to prove he's serious about prosecuting the War on Terror as a war, not a crime. But don't expect him to take up the offer. In a scathing letter, Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) blast Obama & Co. for their handling of Christmas Day bomber wannabe Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. They urge officials to declare him an "enemy belligerent" and move him to a military facility. It's now clear that the Justice Department goofed royally in offering Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian, rights meant for US criminal suspects, not foreign terrorists.
  • Credit Suisse Group to pay $536M in Iran case

    12/17/2009 6:19:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/09 | DEVLIN BARRETT and MARCY GORDON
    Credit Suisse Group to pay $536M in Iran case By DEVLIN BARRETT and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press Writers Wed Dec 16, 8:20 pm ET WASHINGTON – Credit Suisse Group has agreed to pay $536 million to settle a Justice Department probe and admit to violating U.S. economic sanctions by hiding the booming illegal business it was doing for Iranian banks. The Justice Department announced the settlement Wednesday, saying it was the biggest forfeiture ever against a company for violations of that type. "Credit Suisse's decades-long scheme to flout the rules that govern our financial institutions robbed our system of the...
  • ACORN Received Funds From the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

    11/20/2009 2:53:28 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 455+ views
    The Hill/The Lid ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    When you hear about ACORN getting help from the Justice Department (DOJ), most people hope it refers to the community organizing group getting an nice small room with bars, a warm bed and three squares a day. Unfortunately this is about the criminal enterprise ACORN, receiving money from the US department charged with maintaining law and order. The Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department investigated whether the DOJ had provided grants to ACORN. The investigation covered whether: * ACORN applied for federal funds through DOJ-administered grant programs * ACORN received federal funds through DOJ-administered grant programs *...
  • Justice Dept. doesn’t trust Blacks are smart enough to vote Democrat in non partisan elections

    10/01/2009 6:03:39 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 851+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | October 1, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a dangerous situation that should put a chill down your spine. The Justice Department doesn’t trust Blacks to vote for candidates it “approves of.” Without a “D” behind candidates’ name, as in nonpartisan elections, Justice thinks Blacks can’t be trusted to vote Democrat. Here’s how it works. The 1964 Voting Rights Act (VRA) controls voting procedures in nine states. Under Section 5, VRA makes the US Atty. General Elections Commissioner of these captive states. They may not change voting procedures without permission from Eric Holder. The Voting Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (VSDJCRD) is...
  • U.S. Justice Dept wants surveillance methods extended

    09/15/2009 3:33:35 PM PDT · by madison10 · 11 replies · 927+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/15/2009 | eremy Pelofsky
    By Jeremy Pelofsky Jeremy Pelofsky – 2 hrs 8 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Congress to extend three surveillance techniques for intelligence agencies tracking suspected militants that expire this year, according to a letter to lawmakers. Approved after the September 11 attacks in 2001 at the request of the Bush administration, techniques such as roving wiretaps and accessing all kinds of personal records drew criticism from civil liberties groups and some lawmakers who said they were unconstitutional and violated privacy rights...
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • Poll: Should Federal Prosecuters investigate CIA Interrogators?

    08/26/2009 5:26:03 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 13 replies · 1,055+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 08/26/2009
    Poll: Should Federal Prosecuters investigate CIA Interrogators?
  • Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History

    08/17/2009 12:06:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies · 912+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8-17-09 | Fox News
    Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History Monday, August 17, 2009 DEVELOPING: Three men have been indicted in New Jersey in an identity theft case that the Justice Department is labeling as the largest in history. Authorities say more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in a corporate data breach involving five different companies. This is a developing story. Please click refresh for updates.
  • Justice Dept. STONEWALLS Investigation of Black Panther Intimidation Case Dismissal

    08/07/2009 6:40:34 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 564+ views
    washingon times/the lid ^ | 8/7/09 | The Lid
    A particularly heinous election day event happened in Philadelphia where members of the New Black Panther Party in black berets, black combat boots, black shirts and black jackets intimidated Caucasian voters with racial insults, slurs and a nightstick. Another party member was accused of managing, directing and endorsing their behavior. The entire event was captured on videotape. In January, the Justice Dept filed a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party. When the court date arrived In April, a federal judge had ordered default judgments against the Panthers after they refused to respond to the charges or appear in...
  • Is One Man-One Vote Becoming a Distant Memory?

    06/03/2009 7:05:01 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 34 replies · 893+ views
    IBD/The Lid ^ | 6/3/09 | The Lid
    One of the most sacred rights and responsibilities of American citizenship is voting. We are supposedly guaranteed that every person's vote is worth as much as every other person's vote. That guarantee has never been perfect, Blacks weren't allowed to vote until the 15th amendment in 1870, and women until 1920's 19th Amendment, but the tradition of the United States has been to aspire toward honest elections. This past election America took a major step backwards, ACORN, perpetuated voter fraud in at least 14 states to the point where some districts had MORE than 100% of registered voters casting ballots....
  • NEWS FLASH !!!! AIPAC Case Dropped

    05/01/2009 7:26:20 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 484+ views
    JTA/The Lid ^ | 5/1/09 | The Lid
    A source close to the Trial of the two former AIPAC executives, Federal Prosecutors asked a judge to drop charges against the two ex-AIPAC staffers accused of passing along classified information. In a statement Friday, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia said restrictions on the government's case imposed by Judge T.S. Ellis III made conviction unlikely. "Given the diminished likelihood the government will prevail at trial under the additional intent requirements imposed by the court and the inevitable disclosure of classified information that would occur at any trial in this matter, we have asked...
  • BAM !! Andrew McCarthy "Smacks" Eric Holder

    05/01/2009 6:58:00 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 873+ views
    NRI/ The Lid ^ | 5/1/09 | The Lid
    Most people know Andrew McCarthy as a prolific commentator, author and all around expert on the subject of the world-wide terrorist threat, excuse me, the world-wide threat of man-made disasters. Mr. McCarthy became an expert as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York. It was McCarthy who led the prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and others for the 1993 World Trade Center. After 9/11 the supervised the Justice Department’s Command Post near Ground Zero in New York City. So it was no surprise that the Justice department invited Mr. McCarthy to participate in their May...
  • Republicans Say Justice Dept. Memo Confirms Waterboarding Thwarted Al Qaeda

    04/23/2009 12:55:16 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 9 replies · 556+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 23, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    A Justice Department memo released by the Obama administration last week indicating that the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” – including waterboarding – apparently helped the U.S. government thwart a terrorist attack in Los Angeles, confirms that waterboarding has helped undermine al Qaeda, Republican lawmakers told on Wednesday. But Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which provides oversight for the Justice Department, told he had not yet read the memo on waterboarding, and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to offer an opinion on whether the CIA’s use of waterboarding was justified as...
  • Nominations Dominate Senate Agenda

    04/20/2009 5:25:18 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Apr 20, 2009 | Jessica Brady
    Returning tonight after a two-week break, the Senate will take up the nominations of Lanny Breuer, Christine Varney and Tony West to serve in various assistant attorney general posts in the Justice Department. All are expected to easily pass. A vote to end debate on the nomination of Christopher Hill to be the ambassador to Iraq is also scheduled. A handful of GOP Senators, led by Sam Brownback (Kan.), have charged that Hill is not prepared for the job, and they sent a letter to President Barack Obama last month opposing the nomination. The noise is not expected to derail...
  • 3 nominees confirmed for Justice posts

    04/20/2009 5:11:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 424+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lanny Breuer, pitcher Roger Clemens' lawyer in a steroid investigation and President Bill Clinton's impeachment attorney, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday as chief of the Justice Department's criminal division. Senators also confirmed Tony West, a lawyer for "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh, to lead the department's civil division and Christine Varney to head the antitrust division. Breuer was confirmed by a vote of 88-0, Varney by 87-1 and West, 82-4.
  • Rep. Nadler (D-NY) Slams Abuse of Power by Sheriff Joe Arpaio (1 min. YouTube video)

    03/14/2009 3:29:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies · 1,795+ views
    The pro-amnesty/illegal-immigration brigade (lead by Nadler and Conyers) is no doubt feeling its oats now that the Donkeys control the executive branch. Target #1 -- an extremely popular Sheriff who actually has the nerve to enforce immigration law. But Joe is one target that shoots back. ...with precision.
  • Likely Justice Department nominee faces ethics hurdle

    02/05/2009 6:06:11 AM PST · by LBSTx · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/5/9 | Tom Hamburger and Josh Meye
    The leading candidate to head the Justice Department office that oversees legal policy and judicial nominations recently has been a lobbyist for several business clients, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and would require a waiver from the Obama administration's recently imposed ethics rules. The likely nominee to head Justice's Office of Legal Policy, Mark Gitenstein, worked as a lobbyist for the chamber between 2000 and 2008, helping his firm earn more than $6 million in fees, according to federal lobbying records.
  • Obama's Justice Department:Filling in the Blanks

    11/20/2008 12:39:15 PM PST · by the Real fifi · 7 replies · 498+ views
    Pajamas media ^ | 11/20/08 | Clarice Feldman
    The transition to a new administration is underway and people are naturally curious about what to expect at the Department of Justice. Asked to check into this, I called on friends inside and outside the Justice Department, on the Hill, and in think tanks. No one seems to have a very clear or full picture yet, although there are some hints in specific areas which I’ll deal with below.