justice department

  • May 21, 2013  

    Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters’ phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2013  

    The battle continues over the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill, as the Justice Department announced it would appeal a federal ruling. A judge had ordered the age restriction be lifted so females of all ages could get the pill without a prescription. Jeffrey Brown talks with NPR’s Julie Rovner.
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  • February 5, 2013  

    A previously secret Justice Department memo justifies killing American citizens abroad who have high level links to al-Qaida. Gwen Ifill discusses the legal implications of the memo with Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School and the Council on Foreign Relations, and Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project. Continue reading

  • February 5, 2013  

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s, claiming it committed fraud by inflating mortgage ratings between 2004 and 2007, helping fuel the financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown examines both sides of the case with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Floyd Abrams of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel. Continue reading

  • December 11, 2012  

    British bank HSBC is expected to pay $2 billion in a settlement over charges of laundering money on behalf of sanctioned nations such as Iran, Sudan and Cuba, and Mexican criminal cartels. Judy Woodruff talks to Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett on whether this $2 billion settlement will prove a valuable lesson to HSBC. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2012  

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today to consider charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress over the withholding of documents related to “Operation Fast and Furious.” Split along party lines, Republican representatives voted to recommend the full House take action. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    Citing consumer losses of millions of dollars, the Justice Department accused Apple and five publishers this week of colluding to raise e-book prices and break Amazon’s dominant hold in the market. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state of the market with American Booksellers Association’s Becky Anderson and attorney Steve Berman. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012  

    A federal judge in New Orleans Wednesday sentenced five former police officers for killing and covering up the deaths of two unarmed people on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Jeffrey Brown and Gordon Russell of The Times-Picayune discuss the legal proceedings and Justice Department aims to reform the city’s police. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    Across the country, voting rights activists including Rock the Vote have campaigned against a surge of state voter identification laws, requiring individuals to provide a photo ID before they cast a ballot. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the latest move by a Wisconsin judge and the U.S. Justice Department blocking a Texas law. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2012  

    In other news Friday, at least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq. The bomb went off in southeastern Baghdad during a funeral procession through a largely Shiite neighborhood. Also, French troops may leave Afghanistan a year early in 2013, President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed. Continue reading