Maybe the parts of the Community Safety Act that debuted on the council floor yesterday won't even be necessary. In an exclusive report by the Daily News last night, it's been discovered that Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department are thinking about asking the trial judge on Floyd v ... More >>
The Voice reported yesterday that the U.S. Department of Justice, backed by Barack Obama's administration, has started to crackdown on landlords who lease space to medical marijuana dispensaries -- and is threatening them with eviction. Now, news reports out of California indicate that federal auth ... More >>
Right as New York's Assembly voted to greenlight prescription pot, federal authorities continue to put pressure on states with legal medical weed -- targeting dispensaries and now, landlords who lease space to marijuana shops.
Pressure is building on the Obama administration to investigate misconduct in the Justice Department's clemency/pardon process. Back in September, the Voice profiled several elderly prisoners, including 93-year-old Drayton Curry (at right), whose clemency requests for early release from federal pri ... More >>
An Education in Abuse
For our Northeastern neighbor, it's a shame 4/20 was two weeks ago. This morning, after 10 hours of debate, the Connecticut Senate voted 21 to 13 on a bill that will legalize marijuana for medical usage. After already being cleared in the House, the "green" legislation heads to the desk of Gove ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
White House turns back on clemency, including reduced sentences
via Washington PostJustice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legal ... More >>
Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the United States government to immediately halt Don't Ask, Don't Tell, military recruiters across the nation seem to be dragging their feet, and Obama's Justice Department has asked the court for a stay on their order "by the close of busin ... More >>
Backtracking on the White House's backpedaling, a top Justice Department official now says that the government hasn't dismissed its original plan to try 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. But no matter where he's tried, we're going to execute him, says President Barack Obama's ch ... More >>
The Department of Justice will not go after medical marijuana users and suppliers who are following state laws which allow them to operate, according to new DOJ guidelines examined by the Washington Post. This would seem to reverse the policy of the previous Administration, which continued to send D ... More >>
In response to U.S. Department of Justice action, the state board of elections has agreed to count absentee ballots that come in through April 13. They were going to stop on April 7, but then DOJ began questioning the length of time New York had given offshore voters (including those serving in the ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Justice Department shot down one of the last legal challenges to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial term limits extension. In a fifty-page appeal, lawmakers and civil rights groups had asked the federal government last month to consider the term limits extension a violatio ... More >>
More bad news for Bloomberg-stoppers: the Justice Department has issued a letter to the city's corporation counsel, saying AG Eric Holder has no objection to the city council's overturn of term limits. The review was necessitated by the Voting Rights Act. The letter, signed by Justice's voting secti ... More >>
Beginning today, the U.S. government will collect DNA samples from people arrested and detained for suspected immigration violations, the Los Angeles Times reports. Expectedly, the usual suspects are battling it out: An ACLU tech expert is concerned that "people who are merely accused of a crime or ... More >>
Janet Napolitanos Sorry Service in Arizona Makes Her a Terrible Choice for Homeland Security Secretary
And boycott Absolut for caving like craven Swedes!
Today is truly a mixed bag for the tabloids, as we saw with the Bimbo-tastic issue of the Post and the downright somber in comparison Daily News, which has a piece on Mary J. Blige's new Jersey estate and "Kids go free at Shea!" promotion on its front. The majority of the front page, however, is a ... More >>
What did Bush know and when did he know it? Will the next president pardon him?
Or, how to stay in the good graces of Karl Rove
The administration censors internal probe of lawbreaking by the Oval Office and the NSA
Justice Department gives the green light to alt-weekly merger
House Republicans derail probes of Plame affair
George Bush is getting four more years to remake the world in his image. (Too bad for us, he already started.)
From John Ashcroft's lips to God's ear
The inside story of the official manual on how to torture without being prosecuted
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
Attorney General Demands Patients' Private Abortion Records
Ashcroft Could Face Reckoning on Detainee Mistreatment
Could Ashcroft Pass a Quiz on the Constitution?
Considered Guilty Until Proved Innocent
Justice Department vs. Democracy
Ominous Sequel to USA Patriot Act
NYPD to Bring Nationwide Spying Effort Home
From Brooklyn to L.A., Muslim Detainees Protest Mass Arrests
Volunteer Spying Corps Dismissed
While Detainees Languish the Feds Subvert Their Own Secrecy Arguments
In Battle Over 9-11 Detentions, Feds May Be Hiding More Than Identities
'Citizens Will Not Become Informants'
Does Ashcroft 'Obey the Rule of Law'?
Why People of All Colors Should (Still) Resist Racial Profiling
Pro-Choice Groups Seek Protection From Domestic Terrorists
In Public Outrage and Official Hunt, Some Face Special Terrors
Will the Justice Department Limit Public Access to Information?