Yates said in a memo Monday that she is not convinced that Trump's order is lawful, or that its defense is consistent with the department's obligation to "always seek justice and stand for what is right."…
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Justice Department charged that Chicago’s police have been violating people’s rights for years. The department found widespread use of excessive force and racial bias against blacks and Latinos. Also, President-elect Donald Trump aimed…
By Eric Tucker and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department followed established protocol in the email server case.
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy announced Tuesday that the German automaker would plead guilty to felony charges.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
By Laura Santhanam and Kenya Downs
Prosecuting hate crimes is often a complicated and arduous process, and no national agency tracks conviction rate data for these crimes.
FBI statistics released last month show reported hate crimes against Muslims rose by 67 percent in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation. The panel, part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, wrote in its first of 14 recommendations that…
In our news wrap Friday, Donald Trump will pay $25 million in a settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University; students alleged the for-profit school failed to deliver the education on real-estate investing it had promised. Also, the Justice…
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