Tag Archives: DOJ

Bracket Buster

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize the 300 same-sex couples who recently married in Michigan even if the state will not. Meanwhile, another person has resigned from … Continue reading
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The Alternative

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, according to interviews conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Target was informed that they were experiencing a data breach when over 70 million customer accounts were compromised, but they did nothing. They didn’t even investigate … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Reduced Sentences

In a bit of under-reported news, Attorney General Eric Holder has called for reduced sentencing guidelines for federal judges for drug offenses while preserving harsh punishment for violent offenders. “Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to … Continue reading
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Posted in Drugs, Justice, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Worst Person in the World

It looks like Arizona’s own Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a long-lost brother living in North Carolina. Alamance County, North Carolina Sheriff Terry S. Johnson has some explaining to do to the Department of Justice, his constituents, and possibly the court. … Continue reading
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The Next Witch Hunt

While the Department of Justice seeks to crack down on financial predators and fraudsters, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) seeks to crack down on the Department of Justice. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on Economic … Continue reading
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The Right Thing to Do

Artist – David Horsey In other news, House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa is angry because the government shutdown he and his colleagues precipitated has stayed a lawsuit that he brought against the Department of Justice. While Grand Dragon … Continue reading
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Posted in Government Shutdown, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

DOJ Hit Hard by Shutdown, GOP Rejoice

If you’re a big fan of voter suppression and discrimination (aka a Republican), you’ll probably see this as good news. For the Justice Department, many of its staff will be exempt from shutdown-imposed furloughs, due to the nature of its … Continue reading
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Posted in Government Shutdown, Justice | Tagged | 2 Comments

Death Before Obamacare

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over it’s voter suppression law which is widely seen as the most egregious in the country. Meanwhile — remember … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Education, Food, North Carolina, Open Thread, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Held Hostage

Artist – John Darkow The Eric Holder Justice Department continues to make good on its promise to clamp down on mandatory sentencing. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday expanded its effort to curtail severe penalties for low-level federal drug … Continue reading
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Smoke’em if You Got’em

This will rob a great many people of one of their favorite anti-Obama talking points. via TPM WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, Marijuana | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Enough Work

I laughed my ass off at this cartoon. That may or may not be sleep deprivation talking. Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston has reversed its decision and will provide a heart transplant … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Healthcare, Open Thread | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Holder Delivers Sobering Indictment of Our Justice System

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks to the American Bar Association today and he called for an end to mandatory minimum sentencing. He also delivered an harsh critique of the current state of our justice system as a whole. You … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Screeching Loons

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Bank of America today for fraud concerning $850 million in mortgage-backed securities. Also — here’s another awesome George Clooney rant I apparently missed last week. Continue reading
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DOJ Launching New Effort to Enforce the Voting Rights Act

Good news – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Department of Justice is launching an effort to enforce the Voting Rights Act across the country that will begin by asking a federal court to reinstate pre-clearance in Texas. … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Diet Plan

There’s a lot going on here. Artist – Dave Granlund The NY Times has more details on the new guidelines the DOJ released today. The new guidelines, which the official said would take effect almost immediately, would prevent the Federal … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Food, Open Thread | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Report: DOJ Will Issue New Guidelines for Subpoenaing Phone Records

According to the Associated Press, the Department of Justice will soon respond to criticism by issuing stricter guidelines for obtaining phone records. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for … Continue reading
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Conspiracy Theory

Did you hear? The Department of Justice is responsible for organizing rallies to support Trayvon Martin! Gasp! The conservative group Judicial Watch published records that show the Community Relations Service, a civil rights unit of the DOJ, helped with security … Continue reading
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Snowden Officially Charged

Edward Snowden has been officially charged by the Department of Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia where Booz Allen Hamilton is headquartered. From the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who says he revealed … Continue reading
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Nothingburgers and Fake Outrage

When an apparent scandal breaks the safest thing for any politician to do is to declare their outrage and demand an investigation, but in the case of the IRS, I have a feeling the impending investigation will disappoint a lot … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, The Media | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Justice

Just in case you needed a reminder that Bank of America was and is a horrible company — they’re finally paying up for foreclosing on the homes of service members while they were serving in the Iraq War. (Reuters) – … Continue reading
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