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    President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights … More

    Over DOJ Objections, Parents Allowed to Intervene in Louisiana School Choice Case

    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a federal district court ruling in a victory for school choice in Louisiana. As we’ve written before, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been particularly hostile to Louisiana’s school choice program. So hostile, in fact, that last … More

    Court Orders Louisiana to Put Feds Before Families in Voucher Notifications

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hasn’t succeeded in stopping Louisiana’s statewide voucher program, so now it’s trying to bury it in paperwork. Last August, DOJ tried to use a 40-year-old desegregation court order, Brumfield v. Dodd, to block Louisiana’s school voucher program from continuing to operate—despite the fact that … More

    DOJ Report Uncovers $15,624 in Questionable Police Expenditures

    A recent Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s audit of the Lansing, Michigan, police department questioned $15,624 in expenditures from 2009 to 2012. The money wound up in Lansing by way of the DOJ’s equitable sharing program, a cooperative civil forfeiture program designed “to enhance cooperation among federal, state, and … More

    Obama DOJ Should Respect State Authority on Marriage

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week a new Department of Justice policy regarding marriage: “[E]ven in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized, the federal government will not use state views as a basis to object to someone in a same-sex marriage invoking this right.” As justification for this … More

    Obama Justice Department Nominee Under Scrutiny for Ties to Cop Killer

    Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. senator today joined the Democratic district attorney of Philadelphia in opposing President Obama’s nomination of a lawyer who defended a notorious cop killer to become the Justice Department’s top civil rights official. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Obama’s pick of Debo Adegbile, the … More

    DOJ Drops Louisiana Scholarship Program Lawsuit after Pushback

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided to drop its lawsuit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) and continue its own review process. This action occurred weeks after the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) and parents of children in the program submitted a motion for intervention. In August, … More

    Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Against Obamacare to Proceed

    A judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss Halbig v. Sebelius, a major challenge to Obamacare, on Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by a number of small business owners in six states, challenges an IRS regulation that would apply the employer mandate tax penalty … More

    Court Rejects Obama Administration's Argument in Fast and Furious Lawsuit

    A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce its subpoena for documents related to the its investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held … More

    U.S., Japan Break Up Private-Sector Collusion

    The “largest criminal investigation the Antitrust Division has ever pursued” in its 80 years of existence is continuing to unfold. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has just announced that an additional nine Japanese companies and two executives will plead guilty to price-fixing and bid-rigging targeted at auto parts sold … More