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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day.  (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Latinos Want US To Sue Over LA Supervisors’ Board

The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters.

11/29/2013

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can't routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without search warrants. Credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

US Appeals Court: Police Warrants Needed For GPS Tracking

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can’t routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without search warrants.

11/03/2013

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Testifies at a House Financial Services Hearing on June 19, 2012. (Getty Images)

JPMorgan Paying $5.1 Billion In Fannie, Freddie Deal

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to resolve claims that it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky home loans and mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed.

10/26/2013

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Justice’s Wheels Slowed As Shutdown Hits Courts

The government shutdown is slowing the wheels of justice in federal courts by delaying civil cases, forcing prosecutors to operate with skeleton staffs and raising uncertainty about the system’s immediate future if the stalemate continues past Thursday.

10/14/2013

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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

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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

File photo of medical marijuana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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