July 19, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court on Friday issued a stay on the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah pending final disposition of the appeal by the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Last week the appeals court denied Utah's request to block legal recognition of the marriages, and Utah ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The office of the North Dakota Attorney General on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a challenge to the state's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a union between one man and one woman. Seven couples challenged the law in June, alleging that it violates the equal protection, due ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court of Nigeria against Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Attorney General Muhammed Adoke and Muhammed Abacha, son of Nigeria's former de facto President Sani Abacha. SERAP alleges ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Department of Justice on Tuesday announced support for a proposal that could reduce the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons. Attorney General Eric Holder requested that the proposed law be applied retroactively to felons who lacked significant criminal histories and ...[read more]
June 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice will revive a formerly defunct task force to combat domestic terrorism. The task force, called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, was originally formed following the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 but was shut ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service ( ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Thursday signed a bill, requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first legislation in the US to require food producers to disclose GMO material. Food labels must reveal GMO ingredients, such as genetically ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by William Helbling
The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals on Thursday approved a six-month stay of execution for a current death row inmate while an investigation is conducted into issues with last week's lethal injection. Attorneys for Charles Warner requested the delay after the recent botched lethal injection of ...[read more]
May 6, 2014
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of investigating several financial institutions and criminal charges may follow. In the video released by the DOJ, Holder said that no institution is "too big to jail" and that his department ...[read more]

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