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Government to Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law

The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

09/30/2013

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Justice Department Spent Nearly $5M On Domestic Drones

The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday.

09/26/2013

A Justice Department official says the federal government will enable financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution. (Credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / Getty Images)

Feds Set To Legalize Banking Transactions For Legitimate Marijuana Businesses

A Justice Department official says the federal government will enable financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution.

09/10/2013

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DOJ Declassifying Portions Of Secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Opinions

The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government’s authority to seize records under the Patriot Act.

09/05/2013

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DOJ Green Light For Wash., Colo. Pot Reformers

In a sweeping new policy statement, the Justice Department said Thursday it will not stand in the way of states that want to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as voters in Washington and Colorado did last fall, as long as there are effective controls to keep marijuana away from kids, the black market and federal property.

08/30/2013

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Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In 2 States

The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.

08/29/2013

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Gov’t to Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

The Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.

08/22/2013

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Pentagon To Permit Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Military Members

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Pentagon’s decision to make health care, housing and other benefits available to same-sex spouses of military members is a big win for fairness and equality.

08/14/2013

A sign marks the location of the Bank of America Corporate Center, which houses the corporate headquarters for Bank of America on July 11, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Bank Of America Over $850M Mortgage Bond Sale

The U.S. government has accused Bank of America Corp. of civil fraud, saying the company failed to disclose risks and misled investors in its sale of $850 million of mortgage bonds during 2008.

08/07/2013

The Apple logo is seen through a fence in front of an Apple Store on July 10, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DOJ Wants To Force Apple To Revamp E-Book Practices

The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general want to force Apple to sign contracts with publishers that don’t prevent Apple or other e-book stores from competing on price.

08/02/2013

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