U.S. Justice Department
Mar 13, 2014 — The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
Mar 6, 2014 — Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
Feb 18, 2014 — Longtime followers of the pardon power have criticized President Obama's relatively stingy approach over five years in office. An advocate for ending mandatory minimum sentences says she's "really encouraged" by the new push for clemency.
Feb 8, 2014 — The attorney general has ordered "full and equal protection" for such couples, a move that has far-reaching repercussions for how they're treated in federal proceedings.
Jan 7, 2014 — The bank will be criminally charged with two violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, but will receive a deferred prosecution under the agreement.
Dec 5, 2013 — And the study by Human Rights Watch finds that defendants who take their fate to a judge or jury face prison sentences on average 11 years longer than those who plead guilty.
Aug 13, 2013 — The merger would create the country's largest airline, but the Justice Department says it would violate antitrust law.
May 28, 2013 — A court filing says a deal could be announced by mid-June, bringing an end to a costly and embarrassing episode that first came to light when a Gallup insider blew the whistle.
Feb 15, 2013 — Also: The erotic writings of John Donne; Randi Zuckerberg gets a two-book deal; and the whimsical world of book sculpting.
Nov 10, 2011 — Lapses by federal prosecutors in sharing evidence that could help defendants fight charges against them has been a nagging theme in recent years.