Well that didn’t take long. Not more than a day after the “historic” settlement with JPMorgan was announced and the Department of Justice has found itself under heavy scrutiny for trying to “scam” the public and letting arch-criminals off the hook with a relatively small fine.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 21, 2013 9:39 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 6, 2013 11:10 am|
As of today, it has been exactly nine months since the people of Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize cannabis for adults. It has been eight months since the law went into effect in Washington State and it has been almost half a year since federal Attorney General Eric Holder promised the state attorney generals that the federal government would decide how to handle the issue “relatively soon.”
|By: Angola 3 News Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00 pm|
Last month, we were devastated to learn that the Angola 3’s Herman Wallace had been diagnosed with liver cancer, and that he was continuing to be held in isolation in a locked room at Hunt Correctional Center’s prison infirmary. Reflecting on his confinement while battling cancer, Herman said: “My own body has now become a tool of torture against me.”
|By: DSWright Monday July 15, 2013 6:55 am|
As the Department of Justice explores bringing charges and President Obama laments that “a jury has spoken”, the fact remains that George Zimmerman is a free man. Not just free from confinement but free to do exactly what (temporarily) endangered his own freedom.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 30, 2013 11:06 am|
This is a been a bad few weeks for Holder. He has increasingly come under attack from members of Congress and the media for his department’s investigation of journalists. Several politicians, legal scholars and media personalities have called for his resignation. This has put Holder in full damage control mode at the moment.
|By: DSWright Monday May 27, 2013 8:30 am|
News Corporation, parent company of Fox News, publicly disputed claims made by the Department of Justice concerning notifications received in the James Rosen press spying case. While DOJ asserts it notified News Corp of the subpoena that led to them seizing phone records of a journalist, News Corp said it had no records of any such notification.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 22, 2013 6:40 am|
The Associated Press were not the only ones to have their phone records seized by the government as it was revealed Tuesday that Fox News had their phone records seized as part of the Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers. After being labeled a “co-conspirator” Fox News reporter James Rosen was targeted for doing basic journalism.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 21, 2013 11:15 am|
Apparently, concerns about government abuse of civil liberties depend on who is in control of the government. While Republicans and Independents disapprove of the Justice Department’s obtaining the AP phone records, a plurality of Democrats support it.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 14, 2013 4:20 pm|
Think Progress, the blog for the non-partisan Center On American Progress, has made a name for itself pretending to be a “progressive” news and analysis site despite reflexively defending the Democratic Party and being funded by an organization that refuses to disclose its donors (one hint it means “to soar” in Esperanto). But now the site has gone from being a party organ dishonestly posing as a group of principled activists into defending the most Nixonian practices of the Obama Administration.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday February 26, 2013 6:43 am|
We’re happy to see the Department of Justice take Standard & Poor’s to court — but this civil suit represents just a small step in holding Wall Street accountable for the 2008 financial crisis.