January 23, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that it would not compel the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to change the listing of marijuana as a Schedule I drug. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA) permits the DEA to place narcotics into various Schedule ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Max Slater
Several members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday urging the federal government to respect recently passed state legislation on marijuana use. The representatives asked the DOJ and its subdivision, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to ...[read more]
March 31, 2010
by Jay Carmella
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia criticized the government Tuesday for a lack of accountability, despite granting approval to a $3 million settlement agreement in a civil suit brought by former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Richard Horn. The government ...[read more]
August 21, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Ten accused Mexican drug cartel leaders and 33 others have been indicted in New York and Chicago, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday. According the indictments, four of which were filed in the US ...[read more]
June 4, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on Thursday heard testimony on the state secrets privilege in advance of consideration of the State Secret Protection Act that would reform the assertion of the privilege. Asa Hutchinson, formerly ...[read more]
October 27, 2008
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
Mexican Assistant Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibanez, head of Mexico's Assistant Prosecutors Office Specializing in Organized Crime (SIEDO), said Monday a branch of a Mexican drug cartel had infiltrated her office. Following SIEDO's 'Operation Cleaning,' Miguel Colorado Gonzal... ...[read more]
January 12, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Three US Justice Department agencies- the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI- are freezing or slowing recruitment efforts largely as a result of a lack of increased funding from Congress' failure to approve requested 2007 b... ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The United Kingdom launched its first non-police law enforcement agency Monday- the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA)- modeled after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US. SOCA will have 5,000 employees on staff and its main goals are to tackle organized criminal gangs such as ...[read more]
December 16, 2004
by Liza Hall
California Superior Court Judge Harry Papadakis ruled Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration did not violate the Fourth Amendment when it searched the checked luggage of John Perry Barlow, onetime Grateful Dead lyricist and current cyber-rights activist, and had him arrested for ...[read more]
December 5, 2004
by Kate Heneroty
Mexico has arrested 17 law enforcement officials including federal, state and local investigators, prosecutors and police officers, on charges of homicide, accessory to murder and protecting drug dealers. Some of those arrested are members of Mexico's Federal Agency of Investigation and the coor... ...[read more]

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