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Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

By Brian Powell April 21, 2014

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for …

"Operation Crash" Takes Down Rhino Horn Salesmen

A federal grand jury in Los Vegas today issued indictments for two men accused of selling black rhinoceros horns in the U.S. The men were caught in a sting that was part of “Operation Crash,” a nationwide investigation into the …

Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
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On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

JP Morgan Lawsuit Ends with $13 Billion Settlement JP Morgan Lawsuit Ends with $13 Billion Settlement
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In 2008, the United States witnessed its worst financial catastrophe since the Great Depression. The collapse of the economy here in the United States not only led to housing market woes and consumer losses in the stock market, but also …

J&J to Pay $1.72 Billion Over Risperdal Claims J&J to Pay $1.72 Billion Over Risperdal Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals has plead guilty over the misbranding of the drug Risperdal. Janssen and its company, Johnson & Johnson, will pay a total of …

JP Morgan and US Justice Dept in $13 Billion Deal JP Morgan and US Justice Dept in $13 Billion Deal
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The ongoing Kabuki theater between Big Government and Big Finance took a new turn on Saturday, when it was announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co, one of the top 10 banks in the world, has struck a preliminary $13 billion …

JP Morgan Faces Several Financial Loss JP Morgan Faces Several Financial Loss

Jamie Dimon has stepped down from his position as chairman with JP Morgan the countries largest banking institution. His actions have resulted in an investigation with the federal government and a settlement that lead to a painful loss for JP …

ATF: Sorry, But We Lost 420 Million Smokes ATF: Sorry, But We Lost 420 Million Smokes
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An audit newly released by the U.S. Department of Justice has made public a series of mistakes from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, including 2.1 million missing cigarette cartons (or 420 million cigarettes) which disappeared during a …

Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws
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The AP has the story: the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit yesterday against the state of Texas. Texas maintains redistricting laws that various minority groups claim are discriminatory in nature. Attorney General Eric Holder said of the lawsuit that …

Government Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Government Admits That It Collects All Phone Records
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When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has, …

Justice Department Takes Apple To Court Today Justice Department Takes Apple To Court Today

Over a year ago, Apple and a bunch of publishers were sued by the Department of Justice on allegations of e-book price fixing. Every publisher since then has settled, but Apple has decided to fight it out in court. But …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Officially Charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Officially Charged
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Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the Boston Marathon bombings on on April 15. He has been charged specifically with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of …

Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S. Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S.
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The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s (ABI) acquisition of Grupo Modelo. ABI is the maker of the best-selling beer in the U.S., Bud Light. Modelo sells the best-selling import beer in the …

Aaron Swartz' Charges Officially Dropped Aaron Swartz' Charges Officially Dropped

Programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment on Friday after hanging himself. It’s been the talk of the Internet all weekend and into Monday. Today, The Hill is reporting that the Justice Department has …

Medicare Fraud Crackdown Nabs 91 Doctors, Nurses Medicare Fraud Crackdown Nabs 91 Doctors, Nurses
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Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that a Medicare Fraud Strike Force operation has led to charges against 91 people in seven cities across the U.S. According to the …