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  • Restoring justice

    01/17/2017 6:40:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Restoring justice When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department By Robert Knight - - Sunday, January 15, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. So it was an eye-roller when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, announced Thursday why he was going to vote against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. attorney general: “I am not confident in Sen....
  • “Statistical Evidence Not Required” (Heather MacDonald on DOJ and Chicago Police)

    01/17/2017 4:44:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Heather MacDonald
    The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute...
  • When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department

    01/15/2017 5:54:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .washingtontimes.com ^ | Robert Knight
    Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. ... The attorney general, who heads the Justice Department, takes an oath to enforce federal laws and uphold the Constitution. We’re at the tail end of an administration in which the highest legal office in the land was weaponized along racial lines and openly attacked laws that the progressive left disliked, such as the federal Defense of Marriage Act and state voter ID...
  • DOJ Inspector General to Investigate FBI’s Handling of Email Scandal

    01/13/2017 6:03:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | ANDREW BENJAMIN
    Justice Department and all other Federal agencies must be purged of all political appointees - and their appointees. That, President Trump, is what Draining the Swamp really means! NY POST: “In a startling move, the Justice Department announced Thursday that it is looking into how the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and whether FBI Director James Comey violated procedures by discussing the bureau’s findings before the presidential election.
  • Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse

    01/13/2017 8:24:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 11:14 AM EST | Michael Tarm and Don Babwin
    Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday. The Justice Department launched its investigation of the 12,000-officer force — one of the nation’s largest — in December 2015 following the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer shoot a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, 16 times as he walked away holding a small, folded knife. The video of the 2014 shooting, which the city fought to keep from being...
  • Chicago Police Accused of ABUSE

    01/13/2017 8:15:33 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 40 replies
    Today | US Attorney General
    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces findings of investigation into policy and practice of Chicago Police
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring [Thelton Henderson]

    01/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:48 PM EST | Sudhin Thanawala
    A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring. More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division — a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders. Henderson later went into private practice and served as a dean at Stanford Law School before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to...
  • Jeff Sessions COMMENTS Trump Attorney General Pick Confirmation Hearing - 1/10/17

    01/10/2017 9:02:03 AM PST · by malvor · 79 replies
    January 10, 2017 - Jeff Sessions Trump Attorney General Pick Speaking at Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearing
  • MTV Host Mocks Jeff Sessions’ Asian Grandchildren

    01/10/2017 9:38:53 AM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Ira Madison III, an MTV News culture writer and host, mocked Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Asian-American grandchildren on Twitter Tuesday morning. Sessions appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday to give testimony in connection with his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as attorney general. Sessions was accompanied by many members of his family, including his four Asian-American grandchildren. The senator’s daughter, Ruth Sessions Walk, is married to John Walk, an Asian-American man. Madison accused Sessions of stealing his grandchildren from Toys “R” Us for the hearing. He went on to call his grandchildren a “prop,” brought...
  • The Star Witness On Sessions’ ‘Racism’ Has Deeply Troubled History

    01/10/2017 10:03:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-10-2017 | KEVIN DALEY
    Thomas Figures, an assistant U.S. attorney whose accusations of racial bias torpedoed Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to the federal bench in 1986, had a history of erratic and disturbed behavior, colleagues and estranged family say. New sworn statements obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation given by former colleagues allege Figures, who died in 2015, was a paranoid figure who, among other things, believed "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was communicating with him through his television. An office loner with a flair for confrontation, Figures was later indicted by federal authorities for attempting to bribe a witness. 30 years...
  • Has the BATF/DOJ Destroyed the Fast & Furious Files?

    01/10/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | January 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    In just 10 days a new administration takes over the executive branch of government. Among the agencies to be taken over will be the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Will the infamous Operation & Furious documents be available to the newcomers or has the current BATF already destroyed those files? Ditto for the Department of Justice.
  • Chicago out of Control

    01/08/2017 8:43:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/8/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Hello America. Will someone, somewhere out there please pick up the phone and do something, anything, about Chicago, NOW? "The city is in CRISIS," repeat CRISIS, says former Police Commander Garry McCarthy who warns that Chicago is fast approaching a State of Lawlessness! His remarks, for a CBS "60 Minutes" feature which aired last Sunday, take on even more force as McCarthy was fired over visual reaction to a black man being shot. But the current commander, Kevin Duffin, said the kidnapping and torture of a helpless, young, special needs white man took place merely because "Kids Make Stupid Decisions."...
  • Al Sharpton: Sessions as attorney general 'a nightmare'

    01/07/2017 2:47:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Americans cannot afford Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) serving as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general. “To have Sen. Sessions as attorney general is a nightmare we cannot wake up from,” he said during a Friday press call with other civil rights leaders, according to the Washington Examiner. The NAACP’s president, meanwhile, said his organization mainly opposes Sessions over his record on voting rights.
  • New Maricopa County sheriff takes oath in public ceremony

    01/05/2017 7:21:38 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | unknown
    I look forward to working with the ACLU. I look forward to working with the DOJ on the monitors and getting everybody on the same page so this community can be in a better place."
  • Trump seen likely to tap Fil-Am lawyer to be next SolGen (Kellyanne's husband)

    01/03/2017 11:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | January 4, 2017
    George Conway, a Filipino American corporate lawyer and husband to US President-elect Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, is being eyed as the next solicitor general of America. Bloomberg and CNN both reported that Conway is on the shortlist of candidates being considered for the third-highest post in the US Justice Department. If Trump appoints Conway to the post, the corporate lawyer will become the first Asian-American solicitor general. While Conway has yet to comment on the matter, CNN reported that he is likely accept the position once Trump himself taps him to be the US government’s top appellate lawyer....
  • Victoria Toensing: Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, is a good and decent man

    01/03/2017 4:07:46 AM PST · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2017 | Victoria Toensing
    Once again a good and decent man is being maligned. Sen. Jeff Sessions, nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be U.S. attorney general, is that man. Democrats and the Left, just as they did 30 years ago when Sessions was nominated for a federal judgeship, are trying to derail his nomination — with false accusations. In 1986, the Democrats trotted out J. Gerald Hebert, a U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division lawyer. Hebert made headlines when he testified under oath during the public Senate hearing. The major accusation against Sessions, who was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of...
  • Justice Department declines to prosecute VA employees who defrauded $400k, and who still have jobs

    12/30/2016 6:02:00 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A pair of Department of Veterans Affairs officials who defrauded the VA for $400,000 will not face any criminal charges, despite an inspector general's request that they both face a criminal investigation. In an inspector general report made public in September, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves were both accused of manipulating a VA program meant to ease the strain of moving agency employees between cities. The watchdog referred the matter to the Department of Justice for a criminal inquiry. But prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia ruled against pursuing charges late last week, the Houston...
  • Federal Appeals Court Revives Hillary Email Case Leaving Key Decision To Trump's Attorney General

    12/28/2016 5:27:37 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-28-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 28, 2016 A federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has breathed new life into the Hillary email-gate scandal which will be music to the ears of Trump's "lock her up" supporters. The case was filed by watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action seeking to force the State Department to instruct the Department of Justice to file a federal records suit to recover Hillary's missing emails. A lower court had previously ruled that the State Department's efforts to recover Hillary's emails were sufficient and threw the cases out. But D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a...
  • Mucking Out the Justice Department

    12/26/2016 6:25:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Fred Barnes
    Sessions, as Trump's choice for attorney general, has the job of draining the swamp at the Department of Justice and making DoJ great again. It's going to be a grueling job with many facets. The good news is that Sessions, a former U.S. attorney and Alabama attorney general before he was elected to the Senate in 1996, is familiar with all of them. Rolling back the excesses of Justice under his predecessors Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch should start immediately. Extreme positions in cases in federal court will need to be changed. One example: defense of the "guidance" letters that...
  • It's Not Over: Jill Stein Now Asking Loretta Lynch To Investigate Electoral College

    12/26/2016 5:39:09 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/25/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Stein’s attorney addressed a letter to the Justice Department expressing concerns over "susceptibility to malicious interference and poor performance" of the voting machines used in the three states won by Republican Donald Trump. An excerpt from the letter goes on to say: "The attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error, especially in under-resourced black and brown communities, and vulnerable to tampering and hacking. The recount also found that the states' efforts to protect their systems may be insufficient, particularly in low-income communities and...
  • Clinton FBI head backs Trump’s attorney general pick: report

    12/21/2016 2:08:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh supports President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as America’s next attorney general, according to a new report. Freeh, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee giving his “strong recommendation” Sessions receive the role, ABC News said Wednesday. “I have known Jeff since 1989 when we worked together as prosecutors on one of the most important civil rights cases investigated and prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice,” he wrote in a Tuesday letter. “[I] have always been greatly impressed with his...
  • Why They Oppose Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    12/19/2016 11:06:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 19, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    When hearings for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions start next month, prepare for a trip back in time to 1986. Three decades ago, his nomination for a seat on the federal bench was wrecked because Jeff Sessions fought voter fraud as a United States attorney. The same group of far-left activists are again opposing Jeff Sessions because Jeff Sessions will fight voter fraud as attorney general. The activists opposing Sessions also oppose any effort to minimize criminal behavior in American elections. Never mind that there are over four million invalid voter registrations . Never mind that we have a...
  • Lynch says tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton was 'regrettable'

    12/18/2016 9:34:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    Lynch says tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton was 'regrettable' Published December 18, 2016 FoxNews.com Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Sunday said she “regretted” her controversial tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton this summer while the FBI was still investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret server for her emails during her tenure as secretary of state. While Lynch has never portrayed the June 27 Phoenix meeting as anything other than a cordial encounter, the lengthy tete-a-tete onboard Lynch’s plane immediately raised questions about whether she – or the Justice Department – could be impartial in the Hillary Clinton investigation....
  • Trump Can End the War on Cops (Heather MacDonald)

    12/18/2016 3:40:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Heather MacDonald
    Police have cut way back on pedestrian stops and public-order enforcement in minority neighborhoods, having been told repeatedly that such discretionary activities are racially oppressive. The result in 2015 was the largest national homicide increase in nearly 50 years. That shooting spree has continued this year, ruthlessly mowing down children and senior citizens in many cities, along with the usual toll of young black men who are the primary targets of gun crime. To begin to reverse these trends, President Trump must declare that the executive branch’s ideological war on cops is over. The most fundamental necessity of any society...
  • Lynch pushes Baltimore to reach police consent decree

    12/15/2016 9:14:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 10:56 PM EST | Eric Tucker
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday stepped up the pressure on Baltimore officials to reach a deal with the federal government to overhaul the city’s police practices, saying “the ball is in the city’s court” to conclude negotiations soon. Lynch, who took office in April 2015 as riots roiled Baltimore after the death of a black man in police custody, said she intends to return to Baltimore in January to give an update on efforts to reach a court-enforceable consent decree. Her statements seemed intended to publicly push Baltimore toward a resolution and appeared to reflect disappointment in the pace...
  • Lynch Slips — Says No Evidence Of ‘Technical Interference’ From The Russians

    12/15/2016 1:54:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    © Copyright 2010 - 2016 | The Daily Caller ^ | 2:21 PM 12/15/2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated Thursday that the United States intelligence community has not found any evidence of “technical interference” on the part of the Russian government on voting machines used in the 2016 election. Lynch instead referred to Russia hacking into the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Researching WIKILEAKS Reveals Shocking Acts By Those In Power – Two That Blew My Mind!

    12/15/2016 8:51:59 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | 12/15/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "In the first email I found evidence of outright collusion by the Justice Department by Assist. Attorney General Kadzick and John Podesta to protect Hillary Clinton in her email investigation. Kadzick and Podesta are close friends, and Kadzick was assigned by the Justice Department to investigate...Clinton’s use of a home server and the leaking of classified material ...The second email is concerning John McCain...which provides information proving ...McCain has no morals or compassion for the American people..."
  • LYNCH TO VISIT MOSQUE AMID SPIKE IN ANTI-MUSLIM HATE CRIMES

    12/09/2016 3:38:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 9, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting a mosque in Virginia next week amid a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims. Lynch is scheduled to visit the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling on Monday morning.
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fate may rest with the Sessions Justice Department

    12/07/2016 8:50:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    An ongoing investigation by the highly respected U.S. attorney for Southern New York, Preet Bharara, apparently is targeting the top levels at City Hall, and there are reasons to expect that if a case is brought, it will be under the leadership Jeff Sessions, President-Elect Trump’s designee for attorney general. Michael Goodman of the New York Post reports on some serious clouds on the leftist mayor’s horizon, as the mayor desperately tries to hide emails that have been subpoenaed: Mayor de Blasio, calling questions about his shady dealings with political consultants and lobbyists a “distraction,” says from now on. he will release...
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about “voter fraud,” they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

    12/02/2016 9:27:13 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-1-2016 | KERRY PICKET
    WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald The Justice Department seemed concerned about protecting voters from being intimidated at the polls on Election Day. It deployed 500 monitors to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states to watch polling stations this past presidential election cycle.
  • DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

    12/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kerry Picket
    The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald Trump. “The department will decline to comment,” DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday afternoon. The Justice Department seemed concerned about protecting voters from being intimidated at the polls on Election Day. It deployed 500 monitors to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states to watch polling stations this past presidential election cycle.
  • Bharara accepts Trump’s offer to ‘stay on’ as US attorney

    11/30/2016 1:23:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    There’s going to be the same old “sheriff” in this town. Preet Bharara, The gungho federal prosecutor has agreed to “stay on” as Manhattan U.S. Attorney after President-elect Donald Trump offered him the gig during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Trump Tower in Midtown. “We had a good meeting. I agreed to stay on. I have already spoken to Senator Sessions, who is as you know is the nominee to be the attorney general. He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing to work at the southern district,” Bharara confirmed to a...
  • Music Rights Orgs Hoping Trump Won’t Hold Hillary Donations Against Them

    11/25/2016 7:10:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Donald Trump put fear in the hearts of the left before the election, but since then, his opponents have gone completely off the deep end. They’ve marched through the streets. They’ve destroyed property. They’ve beaten Trump supporters and lashed out at his vice president after he attended a Broadway play. They fear – correctly, it seems, judging from the appointments and other decrees emanating from Trump Tower – that, unlike the current occupant, Trump looks at the presidency as something to do, not something to be. He’s not thinking about having Jay-Z and Beyonce at the White House or which...
  • Justice Department Suing Two Towns For Refusing To Build Mosques

    11/24/2016 5:02:31 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 24, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    The township also calls into question the propriety of a relationship between a member of the ISBR and a lead DOJ investigator. Attorneys for the township also confirm that a lawyer representing the mosque was in contact with DOJ investigators well before the planning board reached any decision regarding the ISBR’s application. “These communications, unknown by the Township at the time, suggest an inappropriate collusion with Plaintiffs rather than an unbiased review.” The town also accuses the Department of Justice of engaging in punitive behavior throughout the investigation, and not acting in good faith. . . . A similar lawsuit...
  • The DOJ is not going to conduct a vote audit based on your phoned-in outrage

    11/23/2016 10:37:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/22/16 | Matt Zapotosky
    For supporters of Hillary Clinton, the post circulating on Facebook and Reddit offers hope. The Justice Department, it claims, is “tallying calls” from people who want an audit of the 2016 election. And given the small margins that Donald Trump won by in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, a shift of about 55,000 votes is all that would be needed to change the outcome. The problem is, it’s bogus. The Justice Department doesn’t count up calls to determine whether it should launch an investigation. And they will not initiate a national audit — or force particular states to recount their results...
  • DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void

    11/22/2016 2:31:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    RNLA ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Richard J. Kisielowski
    Monday, November 21, 2016 DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void Hans von Spakovsky recently published a commentary calling into question the validity of all Vanita Gupta’s official actions. Ms. Gupta is the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and apparently has been working in violation of federal law for more than a year and a half. The result—it may render all the official actions Ms. Gupta has taken during her entire tenure, including lawsuits, demand letters, and hires, “void” and of no effect. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act,...
  • DOJ Fines Denver Sheriff Dept For Only Hiring U.S. Citizens for Deputy Positions

    11/22/2016 7:44:34 AM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 11/22/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Justice Department reached a settlement this week with the Denver Sheriff Department, after they allegedly discriminated against work-authorized immigrants by only considering the applications of U.S. citizens. “The Denver Sheriff Department discriminated based on citizenship status by requiring applicants for deputy sheriff positions to be U.S. citizens and publishing job postings with U.S. citizenship requirements, in violation of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act),” a statement from the DOJ reads.  INA prohibits employers from limiting jobs to U.S. citizens (except where they are required to do so by law).
  • Trump won’t pursue case against Clinton, Conway says (?)

    11/22/2016 6:28:31 AM PST · by tekrat · 239 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/22/2016 | Jerry Markon, Paul Farhi and Karen Tumulty
    President-elect Donald Trump has decided that his administration will not pursue criminal investigations related to former rival Hillary Clinton’s private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said Tuesday. Trump’s apparent decison, conveyed by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,’’ would be an extraordinary break with political and legal protocol, which holds that the Attorney General and FBI makes decisions on whether to conduct investigations and file charges, free of pressure from the president. During his campaign, Trump had issued incendiary calls for a special prosecutor to re-open the FBI’s closed investigation of...
  • Bureaucratic Tyranny in Trump's Crosshairs

    11/21/2016 3:34:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    Federal bureaucrats have been in a frenzy of activity in Obama's last months of office, pushing through 4,000 new regulations that will cost consumers more than $100 million. As liberal website Politico proudly reported, "Obama's executive agencies are intent on pushing through the president's priorities without congressional interference[.]" Trump has promised to rein in our overreaching bureaucracy through attrition. His rival in the primaries, Jeb Bush, suggested three bureaucrats retire for each new hire. That might save some money, but it will not get the job done of ending corruption and bureaucratic tyranny. We have elected a man famous for...
  • Jeff Sessions may prosecute ‘sanctuary cities’ if confirmed as attorney general

    11/20/2016 4:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year. Mr. Sessions is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general, and if he’s confirmed — a very large if, at this point — he will mark a 180-degree turn from the Obama administration on a host of issues, but nowhere more so than on immigration, where he’s been the Senate’s leading crackdown proponent. From his first day in office, Mr. Sessions will have the power to strip some federal funding from sanctuary...
  • Sessions pick as AG could spark exodus from civil rights division

    11/20/2016 6:12:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general is being met with alarm at the Justice Department’s civil rights division and could trigger an exodus there, former officials said Friday. Longtime lawyers in the unit that enforces voting rights laws, conducts investigations into alleged police abuses and prosecutes hate crimes were already on edge about what Trump’s victory would mean for their mission, but the selection of Sessions pushed those fears to another level, former officials said.
  • House Judiciary Dems come out against Sessions

    11/19/2016 5:05:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee came out against Sen.Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as President-elect Donald Trump’s designee for attorney general on Saturday in a symbolic gesture. The House members, who do not have a say in whether Sessions will be confirmed, issued a joint statement on Saturday, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the committee’s ranking Democrat. “We acknowledge that elections have consequences, and that we may have policy disagreements with whomever the Trump Administration selects to lead the Department of Justice,” they said in the statement. “Our concerns about this appointment are not mere policy disputes.” “Senator...
  • Sessions Looks to Face Tougher Grilling for Attorney General Job Than Trump's CIA Pick

    11/18/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bridgett Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's nominations to lead the Justice Department and Central Intelligence Agency received mixed reactions today, with the harshest criticism from Democrats reserved for the position that will not come before the Senate for conformation -- national security advisor. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was the first senator to endorse Trump, and in the 1980s and early '90s was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. After the news broke of Trump's pick for the nation's top cop, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Sessions "will make a great attorney general." "The attorney general has the responsibility to...
  • Loretta Lynch: Justice Dept. to Investigate Post-Election Hate Crime Spike

    11/18/2016 6:19:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 18, 2016 | Theodore Bunker
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch is directing the Justice Department to investigate if the recent rise in hate crimes is related to the 2016 presidential election. "Many Americans are concerned by a spate of recent news reports about alleged hate crimes and harassment," Lynch said Friday in a video statement. "The FBI is assessing, in conjunction with federal prosecutors, whether particular incidents constitute violations of federal law.
  • What next for Hillary investigation?

    11/18/2016 6:52:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    What next for Hillary investigation? Jerome R. Corsi On 11/16/2016 NEW YORK – Since FBI Director James Comey closed the reopened criminal investigation in Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information two days before the election, the question remains whether or not an investigation would be resumed under the incoming Trump administration. WND has now confirmed with the New York Police Department that in the days leading up to the presidential election on Nov. 8, the FBI terminated the NYPD investigation of Clinton’s emails on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, demanding that the laptop and all 650,000 State Department emails be...
  • Tamimg the bureaucratic beast: The Herculean Task Ahead for President-elect Donald Trump

    11/14/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/14/16 | Hans von Spakovsky
    President-elect Donald Trump certainly has his work cut out for him: Undoing all of the damage done by President Barack Obama over the past eight years. Mr. Obama instigated an unprecedented — and unconstitutional — expansion of power by the federal government that poses a danger to our liberty, our freedom, and our economic well-being. Last Tuesday’s election gave us a chance to pull our constitutional republic back from the brink and preserve the greatest nation the world has ever seen.
  • A Blow to the Non-Elite Elite

    11/10/2016 7:55:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There were a lot of losers in this election, well beyond Hillary Clinton and the smug, incompetent pollsters and know-it-all, groupthink pundits who embarrassed themselves. From hacked email troves we received a glimpse of the bankrupt values of Washington journalists, lawyers, politicians, lobbyists and wealthy donors. Despite their brand-name Ivy League degrees and 1 percenter resumes, dozens of the highly paid grandees who run our country and shape our news appear petty and spiteful -- and clueless about the America that exists beyond their Beltway habitat. Leveraging rich people for favors and money seems an obsession. They brag about...