By Lisa Ruhl | 08/27/14 01:55 PM
Two federal judges presented a stark picture of the workload facing immigration judges across the country at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
By Paul Bedard | 08/27/14 12:28 PM
Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation's immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at a historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/22/14 06:20 PM
A former employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to give U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 12:56 PM
"[Those] who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something," Holder said. "This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation - we have long memories and our reach is very wide. We will not forget what happened, and people will be held accountable, one way or the other."
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/21/14 12:09 PM
The Department of Justice on Thursday announced that Bank of America will pay a $16.65 billion fine to settle allegations it sold risky mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.
08/20/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 06:19 PM
From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.
08/17/14 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner. Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a news release on Sunday that Holder asked for the additional autopsy...
08/14/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is promising the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation. Holder's promise came Thursday in a telephone call with the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A law enforcement...
08/13/14 09:00 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — Two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors asked a U.S. Disctrict Court...
By Washington Examiner | 08/12/14 06:01 PM
The presumption of innocence for those accused of crimes is a deeply rooted principle of American law. If federal bureaucrats dilute this principle on campus, who or what will prevent its inevitable defenestration off campus?
By Becket Adams | 08/04/14 09:23 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder says he is proud to be called an "activist," adding also that he views it as his job as the nation's top law enforcement official to "change things."
08/01/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare. Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...
08/01/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities. In a speech Friday to...
07/30/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo...
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