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File photo of a slaughterhouse. (credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

$500M Animal Abuse Settlement Reached

A landmark $500 million agreement was reached to settle a slaughterhouse abuse case in California that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008, an animal welfare group announced Friday.

11/16/2012

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Feds Releasing Metro Investigation Results

Nearly a year after civil rights groups called for federal intervention, U.S. Justice Department officials plan to make public the findings and recommendations of a review of Las Vegas police use-of-force policies and practices.

11/15/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

Warren Jeffs, left, and his council reacts to the the guilty verdicts rendered in his trial on Sept. 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Justice Department Sues Polygamous Towns Over Religious Discrimination

Authorities in a pair of polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns have supported a campaign of intimidation against the unfaithful, denying them housing and municipal services and allowing members of the dominant religious sect to destroy their crops and property, the U.S. Justice Department said in a lawsuit.

06/22/2012

Street preacher Jerry Holt and several of his followers stand in protest to try inform Mormons of the many wives of Mormon founder Joseph Smith.  Smith was married to as many as 33 wives with some being teenagers while others were still married to their first husbands. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. To Sue Polygamous Towns

An attorney for local law enforcement in two polygamous towns along the Utah-Arizona border says the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue both communities, claiming religious discrimination.

06/21/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]

06/13/2012

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Justice Department Sues Home Depot For Firing Iraq War Veteran

The Justice Department sued Home Depot on Thursday, alleging that the home-improvement retailer broke the law by firing an Iraq war veteran and National Guard reservist from a northern Arizona store.

04/06/2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right, attends a rally for the Tea Party Express national tour October 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Justice Department: Sheriff Arpaio ‘Not Negotiating In Good Faith’

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff was negotiating in bad faith, jeopardizing efforts to settle civil rights charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling against Latinos.

04/03/2012

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