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  • The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried To Make

    10/01/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful. Despite a late start, Holder has done more to highlight the harm inflicted by our excessively punitive criminal justice system than any of his predecessors. And he has done more than talk, pursuing policies that will imprison fewer people who do not belong...
  • Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections

    09/30/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ken Blackwell & Edwin Meese III
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder orders no death penalty for three members of Brooklyn drug crew

    09/28/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | 09/27/2014 | John Marzulli
    Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against three members of a Brooklyn drug crew charged with a killing in which the victim was tortured, the Daily News has learned. . . . John, 31, is accused of killing six people, and Johnson, 30, with four. Both also are members of the Bloods gang, court papers say. Jones, 31, is accused of one killing. Their trial is to start Oct. 22.
  • Holder Resigns as AG

    09/28/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Eric Holder announced that he is stepping down as the nation’s Attorney General. The ingratitude of the American people and the constant criticisms of Republicans were cited as compelling reasons for quitting. “Though I’ve done more than any previous Attorney General to reshape the way our laws are enforced I am badgered by contentions that I have veered too far outside the legitimate bounds of my authority,” Holder groused. “History will show that these bounds were too narrow if true justice is to be obtained. Nevertheless, as important as this crusade for people’s justice remains, I am exhausted.” Representative Darrel...
  • Eric Holder’s Tenure

    09/28/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    Eric Holder’s tenure marked one of the most divisive and partisan eras of the Justice Department. From his involvement in the bizarre guns-to-gangs operation (“Fast & Furious”), for which he has been cited for contempt by the House and referred to a federal prosecutor (which referral went nowhere due to invocations of executive privilege), to his refusal to recognize the separation of powers—enabling President Obama’s executive abuses—he politicized an already overly political Justice Department. One thing that differentiates Holder from other notorious attorneys general, like John Mitchell under Richard Nixon, is that Holder hasn’t gone to jail (yet; the DOJ...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer — ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • JW Forces Holder Out?: Judicial Watch Court Victories Lead to Holder Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States. If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ). And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the “ Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians ” for the sixth year in a row. Many quickly credited Judicial Watch’s work with...
  • Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement [Big Win For Muslims!]

    09/26/2014 10:30:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 26, 2014 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS New policy would ban federal agents from surveillance of a mosque without signs of criminal activity Federal law enforcement won't be able to profile based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation White House indicates it expects Senate to confirm new attorney general before session ends this fall The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday. The long-awaited policy will not include...
  • Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

    09/26/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Holder had no business being chief law enforcement officer of the United States. When law enforcement was needed, Holder played the race card. When the Constitution deserved defense, he offended its fundamental premises Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys, and the third because of the end...
  • Why Holder Quit: The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’

    09/25/2014 8:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    It’s oddly fitting that Attorney General Eric Holder – a stubbornly independent career prosecutor ridiculed by Barack Obama’s advisers for having lousy political instincts— would nail his dismount. But Holder, who began his stormy five-plus-year tenure at the Justice Department with his controversial “Nation of Cowards” speech, has chosen what seems to be the ideal (and maybe the only) moment to call it quits after more than 18 months of musing privately about leaving with the president and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, a trio bound by friendship, progressive ideology and shared African-American ancestry. It was now or never,...
  • An Unfortunate Legacy

    09/25/2014 3:41:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 26, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution. It's too early to tell as of this writing what prompted his resignation. One would like to think his legacy of scandals and corruption finally caught up to him, but we have no reasonable expectation that this is the case, given this administration's agility at escaping accountability for any and all wrongdoing. No, I doubt it's his malfeasance in connection with the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal,...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation:

    09/25/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to...
  • Five candidates to replace Holder

    09/25/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2014 | Scott Wong, Justin Sink
    Here are five people who might be willing to take the plunge. 1.) Don Verrilli 2.) Janet Napolitano 3.) Kamala Harris 4.) Preet Bharara 5.) Tony West
  • Gohmert: Lois Lerner will miss Eric Holder

    09/25/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Hawley
    Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Lois Lerner will miss departing-Attorney General Eric Holder’s presence in the Department of Justice. Holder, who announced his resignation as attorney general Thursday, has been overseeing a federal criminal investigation into the IRS scandal that has been accused of protecting the key Obama administration officials involved. “For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation,” Gohmert said in a statement. “Not only has he lied before members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance: Cashing in on lawlessness.

    09/25/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What can be said about Eric Holder’s six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn’t already said? The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law. The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm. Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for...
  • Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to...

    09/25/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2014
    Full title: Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22 “The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing.” – U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit...
  • Holder resigning as attorney general, official says

    09/25/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT · by ibheath · 60 replies
    foxnews ^ | 09/25/2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, a Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is one of the few Cabinet officials to have stayed on since the beginning of the Obama presidency. The Justice official said Holder has agreed to remain on the job until his successor is confirmed. According to the official, Holder has discussed his plans with Obama on "multiple occasions" in recent months. "[He] finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation...
  • Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign

    09/25/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/25/14 | Erick Erickson
    Eric Holder is going to resign his position as Attorney General News is just coming across the wire. Holder has been Obama’s friend and companion for six years. He has relentlessly screwed up most everything he has touched. He has overseen a Department of Justice that has been complicit in killing American border patrol agents and covering up abusive government. In the vernacular of the kids these days, Eric Holder has loyally served as Barack Obama’s cockblocker. And now he is resigning. The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty...
  • Do Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

    09/24/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests"? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies. Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities...
  • Obama Admin Takes Over #Ferguson Townhall: Orders ID Check, Shuts Windows, Ejects Reporter

    09/23/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    Local media is reporting that the Obama administration has taken control of access to two Ferguson, Missouri townhall meetings on the Mike Brown shooting being held Monday evening. The Department of Justice has limited attendance to Ferguson residents only and has ordered ID checks to gain entry. DOJ banned reporters. In a First Amendment irony, the meetings are being held in churches: Wellspring and Pour Lady of Guadalupe. The shooting of unarmed 18 year old black robber by white police officer Darren Wilson after a confrontation that occurred just minutes after Brown robbed a convenience store has stoked national controversy....
  • Documents: Federal Prosecutors Misled Judge in Pursuit of Prison Time For Dinesh D'Souza

    09/23/2014 4:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to court documents, federal prosecutors working on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice misled U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman in the case against conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza during their pursuit of 10-to-16 months of prison time for a federal felony charge. In a reply sentencing memo submitted to the Court on behalf of D'Souza last week, his counsel argues federal prosecutors excluded and misrepresented the facts of “similar” cases in the Government's sentencing proposal to Judge Berman, leaving out crucial facts key to fair and equal sentencing for D’Souza compared to...
  • Latest Holder court maneuver continues DOJ Fast and Furious stonewalling

    09/18/2014 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/18/14 | David Codrea
    “Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee,” Politico reported Tuesday. “In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.” That should come as no surprise to readers of this column. It...
  • Department Of Justice, Media Matters Coordinate To Attack Reporter

    09/18/2014 2:07:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Since when does the Department of Justice coordinate with an obviously liberal media organization to go after a conservative reporter? It’s official: At least since 2011. In email exchanges obtained by The Daily Caller in two separate FOIA requests, a coordinated effort to slam Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle emerged. To be sure, Boyle is not a reporter who is beloved by other reporters and he’s been critiqued on any number of matters that include his youthful chipmunk cheeks, his previously questionable Twitter avatar and his TV skills. But his beat was DOJ and Eric Holder and shouldn’t a reporter...
  • Holder launches national review of racial bias among cops

    09/18/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ben Goad
    Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Thursday announced a review of racial bias within the nation’s law enforcement agencies, further expanding the federal response to last month’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The three-year initiative will include five "major activities" in yet unidentified U.S. cities, undertaken by a consortium of criminal justice experts funded through a $4.75 million grant. The effort, which will also involve testing policing strategies and providing training, is meant to develop a strategy to combat bias within police forces around the country. Holder said the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown highlighted the...
  • Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

    09/17/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile. Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms. The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a...
  • Eric Holder Really Doesn't Want Fast and Furious Documents Released

    09/17/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in July after a long FOIA lawsuit from government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to produce a detailed list or Vaughn Index of documents being withheld from Congress and the American people under President Obama's executive privilege claim. A month later in August, a federal judge ordered DOJ to turn over a privilege log of withheld documents to the House Oversight Committee. Both orders were to be completed by October 1. Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is asking fa federal judge to delay (again) an order requiring him to turn over thousands of Fast and Furious...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Eric Holder Plans To Deny Private Lawsuit By Claiming National Security Risk

    09/15/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Attorney General Eric Holder is prepared to tell the plaintiff in a private lawsuit that he cannot seek damages because doing so could potentially result in the release of sensitive information. Victor Restis, a Greek businessman, is attempting to sue a private organization, United Against Nuclear Iran, for defamation. He claims the group has erroneously accused him of engaging in business with Iran and, in the pursuit of legal recourse, has sought the release of certain relevant data. Holder, however, has responded that publicizing information from the non-governmental entity could lead to national security concerns.
  • Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws (Debo Adegbile)

    09/15/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama’s beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department’s civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. The law firm of WilmerHale said Debo Adegbile has returned to private practice in its New York office. The White House confirmed that Mr. Adegbile withdrew his nomination. The Senate blocked Mr. Adegbile’s nomination in March, with critics citing his representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of murdering a Philadelphia police officer. As the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Adegbile helped Abu-Jamal get his death sentence overturned....
  • The Obama DOJ’s Subversion of the IRS Investigation

    09/12/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Yet another indication of the endemic corruption that infests the Obama administration, their Democrat colleagues and a willfully somnambulant mainstream media In a letter written to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Issa reveals there was an attempt to coordinate media spin regarding the IRS investigation between the DOJ and the staff of the Committee’s Ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). How did Issa find out? A DOJ official in the Office of Public Affairs who thought he was calling Cummings’ office, mistakenly phoned Issa’s office instead.
  • DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

    09/11/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can. We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the "special scrutiny" that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal....
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Protect the IRS?

    09/11/2014 1:22:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09/11/2014 | Seth Mandel
    A remarkable conversation about the IRSÂ’s illegal targeting of conservative groups took place on Friday in Washington. According to Rep. Darrell IssaÂ’s office, at 5:01 Friday Brian Fallon, a former aide to Chuck Schumer and currently a communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, called IssaÂ’s office. By mistake. And itÂ’s quite a mistake.The purpose of the call, according to a letter Issa wrote to Holder, was to work with the intended recipient of the call to strategically leak damaging information to selected, friendly reporters and to coordinate a damage-control plan. The intended recipient of the call was apparently Rep....
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned

    09/09/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 9, 2014
    Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned AP , Associated Press Sep. 9, 2014 4:02 AM ET CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district. Darryl McPherson, who was named to the top Chicago post by President Barack Obama in 2010, was recently reassigned to the same office's judicial security division, said Drew Wade, an agency spokesman in Washington. Wade, however, declined to discuss why the 17-year Marshals Service veteran was moved...
  • A Blogger Found Secret U.S. Justice Department Documents in a Dumpster in Austria

    09/09/2014 4:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 9-9-14 | Kaveh Waddell
    A former U.S. ambassador is being investigated for laundering, according to papers found in a garbage container in Vienna. Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, is being investigated for money laundering, and several of his wife's bank accounts have been frozen in connection with the probe. The Justice Department investigation only became public on Sunday, when a blogger found relevant documents in a garbage container used by a state prosecutor's office in Vienna and posted them online. A day later, Austrian magazine Profil reported on the case.
  • DOJ Investigation of Ferguson Police: Fair and Impartial?

    09/08/2014 2:04:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The DOJ division investigating Ferguson was exposed years ago at PJ Media, when all its new hires had leftist backgrounds. It’s not enough that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer. Now it’s opening up a “pattern and practice” investigation of the entire Ferguson police force. The big question: Is this Justice Department capable of conducting a fair and impartial investigation? The applicable federal law (42 U.S.C. §14141) makes it unlawful for any governmental authority “to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers … that deprives...
  • More Swiss Banks Give Eric Holder One-Finger Salute

    09/01/2014 4:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    More Swiss banks are dropping out of the U.S. banking program that the IRS supposedly uses to prevent American citizens from stashing cash overseas to avoid taxes. Known for 100 years as the original tax haven, free from the prying eyes of governments around the world, Swiss banks have provided banking services that guaranteed anonymity to arms dealers, Nazis, and law-abiding Americans alike.Offshore banks, especially Swiss banks, are not generally used to evade taxes however. The government already has enforcement mechanisms in place to prevent tax evasion by the use of offshore banks by American citizens. No smart rich person,...
  • NEVADA U.S. ATTORNEY SITS ON CRIMINAL REFERRALS FROM BLM [Bundy]

    09/04/2014 3:32:02 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 9 replies
    PEER ^ | Sept. 2, 2014
    Washington, DC — Two weeks after the highly-publicized armed confrontation with renegade rancher Cliven Bundy and self-styled militia supporters, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management filed 35 formal requests for prosecution with the U.S. Attorney in Nevada but all these charges have been held without action, according to records released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The Justice Department is also refusing to release information specifying the specific counts and the individuals named in these criminal referrals.
  • Justice Dept. Fines Company for “Citizenship Discrimination”

    09/04/2014 3:58:55 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | September 4, 2014 | Warren Mass
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced in a press release on September 2 that it had “reached an agreement” with Culinaire International, a Houston, Texas-based catering and restaurant management company, resolving a claim that Culinaire had engaged in “citizenship discrimination” during the work eligibility verification process. DOJ said that the company’s policies were in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). “Employers cannot discriminate against workers by requiring them to produce more documents than necessary in the employment eligibility verification and reverification processes,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Molly Moran, speaking for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, was quoted as...
  • Justice Dept. Fines Company for “Citizenship Discrimination”

    09/04/2014 3:56:22 PM PDT · by detective
    The New American ^ | 04 September 2014 | Warren Mass
    Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church has admonished the ruling Socialist Party for re-writing the Christian "Lord's Prayer" into an ode to its beloved late leader Hugo Chavez. "The Lord's Prayer, the typical prayer for Christians around the world, comes from the very lips of our Lord Jesus Christ... and is therefore untouchable," the local Catholic Church said in a statement. A party member introduced the prayer on the podium of the party congress on Monday, imploring Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism."Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and in us delegates," red-shirted delegate Maria Estrella...
  • Inaction in Martin’s civil rights case called disappointing (Traydmark®)

    09/04/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | September 4, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney Newswire
    Activists say Holder dropped the ball on investigation of Sanford shooting. The NAACP delivered 1.7 million signatures to the U. S. Department of Justice a year ago, requesting a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford. Despite the outrage and demands for justice after Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter, Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to announce a clear answer on his findings in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old who quickly became a household name across America. Ben Jealous, the NAACP President who collected and electronically delivered the signatures says...
  • Justice Dept. announces Ferguson police probe

    09/04/2014 1:01:58 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:46 PM (ET) | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a broad investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. That's according to Attorney General Eric Holder. He announced the investigation following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb.
  • Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study ... Ann Coulter

    09/03/2014 10:53:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Cm ^ | 3 Sep 2014 | Ann Coulter
    In an article about police shootings in last Sunday's New York Times (8/31), Michael Wines disputes the conventional wisdom about a disproportionate number of African-Americans being shot by police, saying there are no data one way or another. But Wines revives the canard about blacks being disproportionately targeted in traffic stops. There actually is a study for that. Throughout the 1990s, the nation was fixated on tales of jack-booted New Jersey state troopers who were stopping speeders on the turnpike just because they were black! In a 2000 primary debate, Vice President Al Gore sneered at then-New Jersey Sen. Bill...
  • Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson Police for Pattern of Civil-Rights Violations

    09/03/2014 7:25:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/3/2014 | Patrick Brennan
    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police department, not looking further into the shooting of Michael Brown, who was killed by a Ferguson police officer earlier this summer, but at the department’s pattern of conduct over the years. Federal law-enforcement officers have already been in the area for weeks to conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Brown, which would determine whether the federal government will bring civil-rights charges. Former DOJ civil-rights attorney Robert Driscoll has explained on NRO why a civil-rights prosecution in the Brown case is unlikely — it’s quite possible...
  • DOJ Punishes Business for Verifying Employees’ Citizenship!

    09/03/2014 5:34:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 57 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | 9-3-14 | Joe Otto
    While everyone is focusing on what Obama will do with his upcoming illegal alien executive order, the rest of his administration is quietly working behind the scenes to enact amnesty through a piecemeal approach. Now, we have learned that the Department of Justice is actively targeting businesses and punishing them for trying to verify an employee’s residency status! That’s right, the DOJ has fined Culinaire International – a restaurant-management company – more than $20,000 because the business had the gall to ask employees to provide proof of legal residency in the United States! In this case, this company sought to...
  • Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper

    09/01/2014 5:46:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2014 | Reuters
    ZURICH (Reuters) - At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. program aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the United States, Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said on Sunday, quoting unnamed sources. Around 100 Swiss banks came forward at the end of last year to work with U.S. authorities in a program brokered by the Swiss government to help the banks make amends for aiding tax evasion. "At least 10 banks that had decided at the end of 2013 to pay a fine have withdrawn their decision," NZZ am Sonntag said, quoting unnamed lawyers and...
  • DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups [formerly ACORN]

    08/29/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America. The groups benefitting from the lawsuit, according to Investor’s Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The money also went to “delinquent borrowers” in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major “Democrat strongholds.” “This is a wealth redistribution scheme disguised as a lawsuit,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller. “And who benefits from the distribution? Interest groups the administration...
  • Justice Dept. Opens New Asylum Gate For Guatemalans

    08/27/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT · by evaporation-plus · 42 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Neil Munro
    <p>Now, any Guatemalan women can claim spousal abuse and receive asylum and all the goodies that comes with that. When does it end ?</p>