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Studies Point to 'Access to Justice Gap' Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

Studies Point to ‘Access to Justice Gap’ Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 3:41PM

A new ‘Justice Index’ shows states in the South and Midwest are sorely lacking in access to civil legal counsel.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Racism's at Root of Adegbile Denial

Racism’s at Root of Adegbile Denial

by Brentin Mock on March 10 2014, 11:41AM

Racism in the Senate continues to weaken civil rights law enforcement.

Topics: Politics

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 2:05PM

Eric Holder delivers a two-fisted lawsuit to Texas today over its voter ID and redistricting plans.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Holder: 'We Can't Incarcerate Our Way to Becoming a Safer Nation'

Holder: ‘We Can’t Incarcerate Our Way to Becoming a Safer Nation’

by Brentin Mock on August 12 2013, 9:33AM

Holder will seek ways to reduce sentences for nonviolent, non-gang affiliated drug dealers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How Zimmerman's Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept.'s Case

How Zimmerman’s Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept.’s Case

by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 12:14PM

States don’t do well prosecuting hate crimes. The Feds are built for it.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics, Trayvon Martin

Justice Department Will Investigate Cleveland Police

by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 1:54PM

The investigation will focus on allegations that CPD officers use excessive force.

Topics: /NOW

Obama's Labor Department Nod is Very, Very Good News

Obama’s Labor Department Nod is Very, Very Good News

by Brentin Mock on March 12 2013, 12:29PM

For progressives, that is.

Topics: /NOW

No New Investigation for Malcolm X Murder Case, Say Feds

No New Investigation for Malcolm X Murder Case, Say Feds

by Benjamin Greenberg on July 25 2011, 10:14AM

The Justice Department says there’s no good reason to spend the money on reopening the case on Malcolm X’s assassination. A recent biography argued the initial case was rushed and insufficient, spurring new calls for a real investigation.

Topics: History

LAPD Officer: I Can't Do My Job Without Racially Profiling

LAPD Officer: I Can’t Do My Job Without Racially Profiling

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2010, 5:57PM

Justice Department Warns LAPD to take racial profiling seriously.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Luis Ramirez's Attackers Face Life for the Hate Crime Death

Luis Ramirez’s Attackers Face Life for the Hate Crime Death

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2010, 5:20PM

Justice Department stepped into prosecute after they were acquitted on murder charges.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Feds on Cold Cases: 109 Problems, But

Feds on Cold Cases: 109 Problems, But “Progress” Ain’t One

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 11 2010, 1:13PM

Veteran civil rights reporter Hank Klibanoff rips into DOJ’s crawling investigations.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Feds to Arpaio: Cooperate in Civil Rights Case or We'll Sue

Feds to Arpaio: Cooperate in Civil Rights Case or We’ll Sue

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 4 2010, 11:50AM

Justice officials tell the notorious sheriff he’s got until Aug. 17 to hand over documents.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2010, 7:22PM

The Arizona governor wants the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to let the whole law go into effect while the lawsuits get resolved.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 12:23PM

DOJ and advocates have to prove the law would do irreparable harm if allowed to take effect.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

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