The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two days of hearings starting Wednesday to consider President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and Republican members will use every opportunity to challenge the Obama administration’s executive actions on a wide range of issues.
Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the Justice Department will overhaul its civil asset forfeiture program, a group of congressmen including introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reform the practice.
A Vice News reporter filed a lawsuit Sunday against the State Department for withholding records on Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the latest of several complaints lodged against the department for stonewalling Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding the former first lady.
Hundreds of police supporters marched in a rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to voice their support for law enforcement.
After an initial round of arguments on Wednesday, a government watchdog group is hopeful that an appeals court will overturn a Federal Trade Commission decision that it does not qualify as a legitimate media outlet.
Leading members of the House and Senate judiciary committees called on the Justice Department on Friday to cut off the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars of proceeds from seized property to police departments around the country.
The Philadelphia District Attorney has dropped its efforts to seize the houses of two area families after their cases drew national and critical attention to the city’s use of asset forfeiture to seize citizens’ property.
An independent IRS monitor announced Monday it will block the release of roughly 400 more pages of documents related to unauthorized leaks of confidential taxpayer information to the White House.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the watchdog group Cause of Action it would be withholding nearly all of the 2,500 documents it located that were related to unauthorized IRS leaks to the White House. Earlier this month, TIGTA told Cause of Action it was withholding roughly 2,100 of the documents and said it would take an additional two weeks to review the rest.
Transparency advocates and lawmakers are pressing the House to also vote on a bill to reform the Freedom of Information Act before Congress goes into recess at the end of the week.
The State Department has been sitting for years on several Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Associated Press for records on Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, the AP reported Wednesday.