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  • 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.
  • Anonymous hackers claim to have crashed Justice Department website

    01/19/2012 3:19:57 PM PST · by maggief · 84 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Anonymous, the group of activist hackers, claimed to have crashed the Justice Department website on Thursday in retaliation for prosecutors shutting down the popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com. "The government takes down Megaupload? 15 minutes later Anonymous takes down government & record label sites," the group wrote on its Twitter account. A Justice Department spokesman did not confirm whether the agency had suffered a cyber attack, but justice.gov was not loading as of Thursday afternoon.
  • Crackdown – Shooting in the Dark (UK Police, US Justice Dept & AGW blogger)

    12/15/2011 8:21:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    No Consensus ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jeff Id
    It seems that the world governments are escalating cliamtegate to the next level. Tallbloke a fellow recipient blog of the climategate emails, and linked on the right, was raided today in what seems to be a coordinated effort by Metropolitan Police, the Norfolk Constabulary and the Computer Crime division and the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division. His home was raided and computers were taken for ‘examination’. Updates are coming shortly which will explain further. The same is coming to a blogger near you. Perhaps this post should be titled - “The Empire Strikes Back”
  • Is the United States Department of Justice Christianophobic?

    05/18/2010 6:10:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 268+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | 5/18/2010 | Paul Melanson
    Christian opposition to homosexuality is based upon Divine Revelation and the Natural Law. For Catholics, the Catechism clearly teaches that homosexuality is contrary to nature and homosexual acts are among the "sins gravely contrary to chastity" (CCC, 2396) and that "Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved." This...
  • Feds may re-charge Blagojevich to avoid disputed law

    12/07/2009 11:48:55 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 501+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12-7-09 | Natasha Korecki
    Federal prosecutors may reindict former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to help avoid problems with a possible U.S. Supreme Court decision, prosecutors said in a court filing today. The high court is looking at three cases dealing with the honest services statute — something Blagojevich is now accused of violating. Blagojevich’s defense team had asked for a trial delay to see how a Supreme Court’s ruling may affect his case. Bond set on gun charge arising from Blagojevich search Prosecutors said instead of considering a trial delay, they’ll just charge the ex-governor with something new. “To avoid any unnecessary delay in the...
  • Commentary: Has a U.S. Attorney Knowingly Prosecuted Innocent People?

    07/15/2008 10:44:42 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 216+ views
    The American Lawyer ^ | July 15, 2008 | Scott Horton
    Excerpt - In March 2007 the U.S. government charged Axion Corp., a small business in Huntsville, Ala., with illegally giving technical drawings for a Blackhawk helicopter part to manufacturers in China. The prosecutors seized Axion's assets and took away its government contract business. The company won an acquittal at trial a year later, but by that time, it was out of business. Axion is the latest in a string of aggressive prosecutions brought by Birmingham U.S. Attorney Alice Martin. Those prosecutions are marked by convictions overturned and innocent men wronged. Two judges have openly questioned whether she knowingly prosecuted innocent...
  • Philippines - Connecting the dots (White House spy Aragoncillo + Clinton donor Jimenez)

    08/01/2007 3:04:52 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 554+ views
    philippinenews.com ^ | August 1, 2007 | Rodel Rodis
    The online free encyclopedia, Wikipedia, informs that noted Philippine publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer was murdered on November 24, 2000 by members of the police force. According to Wikipedia, “Bubby Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, were abducted in Makati, the business district of Manila. They were later killed, and their vehicle dumped. In 2001, a number of arrests were made. One of the accused, police colonel Glenn Dumlao, named Cesar Mancao and Michael Ray Aquino as the organisers of the murders. Mancao and Aquino both fled the country. Dumlao later disappeared.” “The ultimate reasons for Dacer’s murder remain a...
  • BAE shares fall as US Department of Justice launches probe

    06/26/2007 1:56:07 PM PDT · by Freeport · 4 replies · 302+ views
    www.flightglobal.com ^ | 26/06/07 | Helen Massy-Beresford
    BAE Systems shares fell on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday after the company announced that the US Department of Justice is to investigate its compliance with anti-corruption laws. BAE says the formal investigation will cover the company's business "concerning the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." The company's shares plunged nearly 50 pence to trade below 400p on the London Stock Exchange after the investigation was announced. The US market accounts for nearly half of its revenues and BAE says it was the fourth largest defence contractor in the USA, behind Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Boeing by 2006 sales. Earlier...
  • Guilty: Felon Nacchio - Former Qwest CEO to be sentenced July 27

    04/20/2007 12:46:59 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 340+ views
    Denver Post (excerpt) ^ | April 20, 2007 | Andy Vuong
    Excerpt - Joe Nacchio, the aggressive chief executive who oversaw Qwest's spectacular growth as well as its near collapse into bankruptcy, was found guilty on 19 of 42 counts of illegal insider trading, a stellar finish for the Justice Department in its five- year probe of the company's former executives. As Judge Edward Nottingham read the guilty counts Thursday afternoon, Nacchio's eyes watered and his lips stayed firmly pressed together. With his hands crisscrossed on the defense table, he briefly glanced at the gallery and raised his eyebrows as if in disbelief. Earlier, as not-guilty pronouncements were read on the...
  • US urges European regulators to lay off Apple DRM

    09/14/2006 11:31:37 AM PDT · by Panerai · 6 replies · 446+ views
    Macworld ^ | 09/14/2006 | Nancy Gohring
    A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official has joined the debate surrounding Apple’s proprietary digital music technology by criticizing European antitrust activities, but groups attacking Apple are defending their actions. Speaking in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Thomas Barnett, assistant attorney general at the DOJ’s antitrust division, warned that forcing companies to reveal their intellectual property stifles innovation. He used Apple as an example, in a nod to growing discontent in Europe regarding the way that music purchased from iTunes is tied to the iPod. Architects of complaints against Apple in Europe say he’s got it wrong. “We’re not attacking intellectual...
  • Vigil for murdered Maryland Federal Prosecutor, Jonathon Luna Sunday Dec. 4

    12/04/2005 4:55:41 AM PST · by enots · 12 replies · 1,041+ views
    YardBird Books ^ | Dec. 3,2005 | Bill Keisling
    Vigil for murdered Maryland Federal Prosecutor, Jonathan Luna to be held Sunday Dec. 4, Due to numerous requests, please be advised that tomorrow's vigil for Jonathan Luna is open to the public, and we request all who can to please attend. Check Mapquest.com for directions. Use this address: Sensenig and Weaver Well Drilling Co., at 1439 Dry Tavern Road, in Denver, PA Second anniversary of slain federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna’s death to be marked by vigil at murder scene Friends and supporters of slain federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna will mark the second anniversary of his death, on December 4, 2005,...
  • Second Amendment Solidified (Re:USDOJ Report)

    05/06/2005 4:27:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 755+ views
    The New American ^ | 05.16.05 | Kurt Williamsen
    Second Amendment Solidified by Kurt WilliamsenMay 16, 2005  The Department of Justice issued an extensive report that very clearly and definitely shows that the Second Amendment was intended to protect an individual right. The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel of the United States was charged by the attorney general with addressing "the question whether the right secured by the Second Amendment belongs only to the states, only to persons serving in state-organized militia units like the National Guard, or to individuals generally." The answer was definitive: "The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Justice: Some FL officers to enforce immigration law [Jeb, the USDOJ and a 1996 federal law]

    07/21/2002 11:15:36 AM PDT · by summer · 28 replies · 400+ views
    AP ^ | July 21, 2002 | Christopher Newton
    Justice: Some Florida officers to enforce immigration law Sunday, July 21, 2002 By CHRISTOPHER NEWTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON — A group of law enforcement officers in Florida will be given the ability to enforce immigration laws in cases involving terrorism and national security, Justice Department officials announced. Most local law enforcement officers do not have the authority to detain or arrest a person solely on immigration charges. Immigration advocacy groups and many police departments have long fought against police having that power, arguing that illegal immigrants will be reluctant to call police for help out of fear they might be...