Department of Justice
As the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division, Doar challenged discriminatory policies in Southern states that curtailed minority access to the voting booth and state universities.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech on diversity and inclusion, and urged young people to “consider careers here at the United States Department of Justice,” according to CNSNews.com.
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) refused to question U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, referencing that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, and that any other American who failed to comply with a Justice Dept. subpoena “would be in jail.”
Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet.
Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.
The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country’s long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.
NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
When she was the top federal prosecutor in northern Iowa, U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose secretly monitored the whereabouts of employees who she felt didn’t work enough, removed the office’s civil chief because she believed he was a poor manager and fired an attorney whom she called “flighty,” records show.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the death of a man with Down syndrome who died in police custody while being removed from a Frederick movie theater.
The White House says President Barack Obama won’t involve himself in decisions by the Justice Department on whether to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.