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Justice Hits BoA with Record-Breaking Fine, No Immunity from Criminal Prosecution

Justice Hits BoA with Record-Breaking Fine, No Immunity from Criminal Prosecution
Eric Holder's Justice Department has levied a near $17 billion dollar fine agains Bank of America for its shady dealings leading up to 2008's financial meltdown. At first blush, it looks like the punishment may have actual teeth, as BoA could still be liable for criminal prosecution.
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Seven Spineless Democrats Reject Justice Dept. Civil Rights Division Candidate

Seven Spineless Democrats Reject Justice Dept. Civil Rights Division Candidate
In the Senate, seven Democrats going along with all the Republicans shamelessly rejected Debo Adegbile, President Obama's pick to head the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department. Adegbile was vilified for defending Mumia Abu-Jamal during his time heading the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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In Defense of Mumia: Obama's Justice Dept Nominee Blocked by Both Sides of the Aisle

In Defense of Mumia: Obama's Justice Dept Nominee Blocked by Both Sides of the Aisle
Bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation Wednesday for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the emotional residue of the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal representation his killer received.
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David Espo
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I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests

I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests
Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.
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Jesse J. Holland
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Attorney General Holder Pushes for 'Smarter Sentencing' on Drug Crimes

Attorney General Holder Pushes for 'Smarter Sentencing' on Drug Crimes
Attorney General Eric Holder is backing the Smarter Sentencing Act – a bill that gives more discretion to judges when sentencing drug cases. It allows those sentenced under outdated, harsher guidelines to petition to reduce their sentences as well.
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MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error

MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error
The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday's scheduled execution of Willie Jerome Manning amid questions involving evidence in the case, intervening hours before he was set to die for the slayings of two college students.
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HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks

HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks
The settlement resolves allegations that Glenbeigh violated the ADA by denying admission to someone because of HIV. This is the fourth settlement that the Justice Department has reached in six weeks addressing HIV discrimination by a medical provider.
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Joseph Kony: Top Target in Congress Approved Justice Program

Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target.
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