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Aggressive Lynch makes mark at Department of Justice
thehill.com
The Obama administration’s decision to sue North Carolina for transgender rights is the latest example of the aggressive approach Loretta Lynch has taken as attorney general in her first year in office. The first black woman to head the Department of Justice has earned both fans and critics since taking over for Eric Holder, her embattled predecessor, but neither side would argue she’s been meek. [...]
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US tightens mobile phone tracking rules
www.bbc.co.uk
The US justice department says federal agencies will have to get search warrants to use technology that tracks mobile phones under new guidance. [...]
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Prosecutors Rally Against Sentencing Reform, Say Build More Prisons
www.usnews.com
Nervous federal prosecutors attempted to rally opposition Friday to criminal sentencing reform in response to President Barack Obama’s week of issuing commutations and making pro-reform speeches. [...]
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State senator asks Justice Department to monitor gay marriage in Texas
www.reuters.com
A Texas Democratic state senator has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to keep an eye on same-sex marriage in the state after a Republican leader said county clerks could deny wedding licenses on religious grounds, the senator said on Thursday. [...]
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Finally, an Attorney General!
www.bloombergview.com
But why did it take the Senate so long to confirm Loretta Lynch? [...]
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Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure
www.usnews.com
Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. [...]
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DEA chief to step down, Congress probes sex party leaks
wtaq.com
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's chief will step down within weeks, the Obama administration said on Tuesday, as a congressional panel planned to examine ... [...]
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Loretta Lynch confirmed as new US attorney general
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Senate confirms the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next US Attorney General, making her the first black woman to take up the post. [...]
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DOJ Warns Tax Cheats: Pay Up Or We Will Find You
www.hngn.com
As the tax filing deadline quickly approaches, the U.S. Department of Justice thought it was necessary to remind citizen that they better pay up...or else. [...]
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Ex-CIA chief in federal charge plea
www.bbc.co.uk
David Petraeus, a former CIA director and four-star general, has reached a plea deal with the US Justice Department in which he will admit to mishandling classified materials. [...]
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Will the Left war on Federal Courts?
www.americanthinker.com
Obama and his minions have been able to largely ignore the serial political defeats which Democrats have suffered since he took office. [...]
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Justice Department to seek emergency stay to allow immigration action
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The U.S. Justice Department will seek an emergency stay to block a decision by a federal judge and allow eligible immigrants to apply for benefits granted under President Barack [...]
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U.S. attorney general bans asset seizure by local police
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State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder [...]
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Holder announces changes to asset forfeiture program – US News
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is curbing the federal government's role in a civil asset forfeiture program involving local and state law enforcement agencies. [...]
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New rules dictate U.S. attorney general must authorize media probes
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The U.S. Justice Department issued new guidelines on Wednesday regarding when the federal government can investigate journalists. The new guidelines dictate that the attorney general, [...]
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