03/09/14 04:50 PM
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
By Mona Charen | 03/06/14 05:26 PM
When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile's nomination to serve as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, Sen. Harry Reid cried racism.
By Logan Porter | 03/06/14 04:32 PM
Justice Department officials have frozen nearly $500 million belonging to the late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha in the largest-ever embezzlement forfeiture of a foreign ruler.
By Sean Lengell | 03/05/14 04:02 PM
The Senate on Wednesday rejected President Obama's controversial pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as seven Democrats bucked their party's leadership and joined Republicans in opposing the nomination of Debo Adegbile. A procedural vote to advance Adegbile's...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/05/14 03:45 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder defended Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division failed in the Senate on Wednesday because of his work on behalf of a convicted cop-killer, saying that lawmakers who voted no "misunderstood" his record. "He deserved to...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/05/14 02:00 PM
President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/05/14 01:56 PM
Seven Democrats joined Senate Republicans to block the nomination of a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer and civil rights lawyer whom President Obama had selected to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. Vice President Joe Biden was on hand to cast a tie-breaking vote in favor...
By Byron York | 03/05/14 01:47 PM
Senate Democrats killed the filibuster for nominations because they wanted to be able to confirm the president's choices for top administration positions even if Republicans were united in opposition. From now on, Democrats ruled, nominations would be confirmed by a simple majority vote. With 55...
By Sean Lengell | 03/05/14 05:29 AM
President Obama's controversial pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division faces a potentially close -- and for Senate Democratic leaders, embarrassing -- vote Wednesday in the chamber. The nomination of Debo Adegbile is at risk despite a move in November by Senate Majority...
By Byron York | 03/03/14 07:10 PM
The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. There are a number of reasons many Republicans oppose the nomination, most prominent among them Adegbile's passionate and...
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/27/14 05:39 PM
Witnesses at a congressional oversight hearing Wednesday questioned the Justice Department's decision to appoint Obama donor Barbara Bosserman to the investigation into IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee for...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/27/14 11:50 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday morning after experiencing "faintness and shortness of breath," a Justice Department spokesman announced. “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and...
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 10:59 AM
The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work. A statement from the department says Holder is "resting comfortably and in good condition" at a Washington hospital after...
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 09:15 AM
Fairholme Funds can pursue government records in its lawsuit seeking compensation for the value of stock lost after the U.S. took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, a federal judge in Washington ruled.
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:47 AM
The Justice Department has asked a federal court for permission to indefinitely preserve phone records collected by the National Security Agency as it fights lawsuits challenging a secret U.S. surveillance program.
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