Tag: DOJ

DOJ Reportedly To Take On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The NYT has obtained an internal announcement from the Justice Department that shows the Trump administration wants the civil rights division to start investigating university affirmative action admission policies and sue those schools they decide discriminate against white applicants. The DOJ is looking for lawyers who want to work on “investigations and possible litigation related…

DOJ appoints ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller to Oversee Russian Probe

DOJ appoints former FBI director Bob Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump campaign/Russia ties. DOJ spokesperson says White House’s Counsel’s Office was informed of the appointment of special counsel after the order was signed this afternoon. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM   MORE: DOJ appoints former FBI director Robert Mueller as special…

Chaffetz Requests Expansion Of DOJ Probe For Comey Firing

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice to expand its investigation into the FBI’s actions in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election to include this week’s firing of Director James Comey. In a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Chaffetz (R-UT) wrote: “I request that you expand the…

DOJ: Chicago Police Department Engages In A Pattern Of Excessive Force

The Justice Department released a statement Friday morning about a long-standing pattern of civil rights violations in the Chicago Police Department. “The CPD engaged in a pattern and practice of excessive force, in violation of the 4th Amendment,” outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference Friday. She added the department has “severely…

Justice Dept. Launching Probe Into FBI, DOJ Actions Ahead Of Election

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will investigate allegations that the FBI and its chief, James Comey, did not follow proper procedures when Comey announced last July that the agency would not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton; and when Comey sent letters to members of Congress just days before the presidential election,…

DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black…

DOJ Sues City of Ferguson [VIDEO]

After the Ferguson City Council voted yesterday to amend the consent decree on local police reforms it had negotiated with the Department of Justice, the federal agency sued the city. “The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal…

DOJ Opens Probe into Freddie Gray Death [VIDEO]

Protestors chanted “no justice, no peace” Tuesday night as they demanded answers for why Freddie Gray, 25-year-old, died Sunday apparently of injuries he suffered while in police custody. They promise to return Wednesday, and to take their grievances to City Hall on Thursday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice will open an inquiry into Gray’s…

Twitter Sues DOJ for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests

Twitter Inc. sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying the Internet company’s battle with federal agencies as the self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to publicly reveal more details about the extent of government surveillance. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, Twitter argued that current…