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Department Of Justice

  1. DOJ Ethics Watchdog Resigns Because Trump Made Her Feel Like a HypocriteHolding companies responsible for complying with ethics laws felt like “shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic,” Hui Chen wrote.
  2. 3 FBI Officials Prepared to Corroborate Comey Testimony on Trump MeetingIf James Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony boils down to his side of the story versus Trump’s, he’s bringing some FBI backup.
  3. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  4. Trump’s Justice Department Drops Opposition to Texas Voter-ID LawAfter six years of fighting the law, the DOJ suddenly decided that Texas Republicans couldn’t possibly have intended to disadvantage minority voters.
  5. DOJ: NC’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Violates Civil Rights The Justice Department has determined that any employer who bans transgender employees from accessing their preferred bathroom is in violation of the Civil Rights Act.
  6. encounter
    Loretta Lynch Isn’t Giving In to FearThe attorney general is much like her boss: She refuses to freak out.
  7. law enforcement enforcement
    Police Nonfatal Force DOJ Report A new DOJ study on the heavy-handed (but nonfatal) treatment of minority groups by cops.
  8. people who shouldn’t be in jail
    Justice Department Will Release 6,000 Nonviolent Drug Convicts Late This MonthGreat news for the many real-life versions of Empire’s Cookie Lyon.
  9. ferguson
    DOJ Release Long Report on Ferguson Police Dept.The reports include emails that referred to President Obama as a “chimpanzee.”
  10. No Civil-Rights Charges for Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren WilsonThe Justice Department found no way to prove that Wilson’s use of force against Michael Brown was “objectively unreasonable.”
  11. media
    Reporter Compelled to Testify after DOJ Promises to Back Off ReportersAwkward timing.
  12. the media
    Journalists Become Sources on Off-the-Record DOJ MeetingAfter colleagues boycott the discussion.
  13. the media
    News Media Unimpressed by DOJ’s Off-the-Record Meeting OfferThe AP and NYT have already said they won’t go.
  14. ink-stained wretches
    The Blame Game Is in Full Swing for the Justice Department and AP No, you started it. 
  15. ink-stained wretches
    White House Can Expect More Questions About APSorry, Jay Carney.
  16. profits anonymous
    Preet Bharara Is the Reason You Can’t Play Online Poker Right NowPreet strikes again!
  17. the future is coming
    The DOJ Thinks Internet Providers Should Store Data on Where You’ve BeenFor a while. In case they find out you did something bad.
  18. loose lips
    Twitter Grows a Pair in Fighting Federal Subpoenas for WikiLeaks User InfoBut will that stop the hacktivists?
  19. the future is coming
    Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC MergerThey may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
  20. equal rites
    More Federal Cases Against DOMA PlannedTwo more cases will be filed today against the Defense of Marriage Act.
  21. department of justice
    ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Temporarily BackThat was fast.
  22. don’t ask don’t tell
    Obama Administration Requests an Immediate Stay on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell InjunctionPresident Obama prefers an “orderly” legislative repeal.
  23. justice
    Reverse Racism and Cover-ups at the DOJ or an Anti-Obama Campaign?Potentially explosive testimony from the former head of the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section.
  24. today in torture
    Today in Torture: Even If We Did Investigate Bush Lawyers, Could We Prosecute?Oh, and about that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
  25. early and often
    Your Evening Reading: The Bush-Era Terror MemosObama authorizes the release of memos detailing previous interrogation tactics.
  26. in other news
    Michael Mukasey: Republican of the New York VarietyRemember when George Bush appointed New York judge Michael Mukasey to be United States attorney general? And we kinda decided we liked him because he has amazing New York street cred? Well, he went on to lose some of his fan base because of his hard-to-understand stance on torture, specifically waterboarding. (C’mon, everybody’s doing it!) It was a big deal, because lately one’s position on torture is the Bush administration’s litmus test for attorneys general. It used to be abortion or gay marriage that made or broke someone in the eyes of the Bushies. Those days are over, it seems, as is the policy of attorneys general to shun all things gay. The Washington Post today reports that Mukasey lifted a ban, in place since the reign of Ashcroft, on the use of e-mail, bulletin boards, and easels in the Department of Justice to promote the gay group DOJ Pride. They will also be allowed to hold an annual celebration, which they have been banned from doing since 2003. Mukasey even said he’d host it in one of the DOJ’s buildings. Aw! Conservative and tolerant: We knew he was a New Yorker under it all. Attorney General Reverses Curbs on Gay Group at Justice Department [Washington Post]