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Holder Releases Millions for Criminal Defense of the Poor

Holder Releases Millions for Criminal Defense of the Poor

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2013, 4:36PM

Holder also endorses criminal justice reform ideas from newly minted U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

DOJ To Sue Texas Under Voting Rights Act 'Bail-In' Provision

DOJ To Sue Texas Under Voting Rights Act ‘Bail-In’ Provision

by Brentin Mock on July 25 2013, 9:52AM

As we reported shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five, Texas could still face “preclearance” — federal review of election changes to ensure disenfranchisement won’t result — under the Section Three “bail-in” provision. Both…

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Georgia Marks First Conviction for Federal Hate Crime Targeting a Gay Person

Georgia Marks First Conviction for Federal Hate Crime Targeting a Gay Person

by Brentin Mock on April 19 2013, 3:20PM

Two African-American men from Atlanta plead guilty today to attacking a man outside of a store because he is gay.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

What the DOJ Can't Do on School Discipline Reform

What the DOJ Can’t Do on School Discipline Reform

by Julianne Hing on April 3 2013, 1:35PM

The Department of Justice could push the Meridian, Miss., school district to dismantle its school-to-prison pipeline. How will a history of racist violence

Topics: Schools & Youth

SunTrust Settles Lending Discrimination Suit for $21 Million‎

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 5:53PM

DOJ reaches $21 million settlement to resolve lending discrimination allegations by the nation’s 11th largest bank.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Sheriff Arpaio Unfazed by DOJ Lawsuit: 'I Can be Re-elected on Pink Underwear'

Sheriff Arpaio Unfazed by DOJ Lawsuit: ‘I Can be Re-elected on Pink Underwear’

by Jorge Rivas on May 11 2012, 11:13AM

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against him is all politics.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Latinos Accused of Voter Fraud Feeling the Willie Horton Ill Effect

Latinos Accused of Voter Fraud Feeling the Willie Horton Ill Effect

by Brentin Mock on April 6 2012, 9:30AM

What we can see so far is that Republicans are ramming photo voter ID laws down states’ throats by drumming up fake scares about “voter fraud” caused by “illegal aliens” who are terrorizing the polls by voting and cancelling out the votes of legitimate voters. It’s all bunkum, but plenty of campign mileage miles are racking up off this racket by Republicans

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Department of Justice Cuts Off Negotiations With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Department of Justice Cuts Off Negotiations With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 5:18PM

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has cut off negotiations with Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sanford City Manager Asks Justice Department to Investigate Entire Police Department

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 2:32PM

The Trayvon Martin case is bringing more scrutiny on the Sanford Police Department.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Maricopa County Protest Calls for Arpaio's Arrest [Pictures]

Maricopa County Protest Calls for Arpaio’s Arrest [Pictures]

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 6:40PM

On Friday, the Puente Movement launched “Arrest Arpaio Not the People,” a campaign which seeks to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested and charged with criminal offenses.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 14 2011, 1:25PM

Justice Department officials are in Alabama this week to look at the impact the state’s harsh new immigration enforcement law is having on school children.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools' Lawsuit

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools’ Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on March 24 2011, 3:36PM

Student and consumer advocates argue that the rules are necessary to curb the schools’ faulty promises.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Justice Department Won't Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

Justice Department Won’t Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

by Shani O. Hilton on February 23 2011, 3:15PM

It’s a major reversal in the administration’s previously tentative posturing.

Topics: Politics

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