Federal prosecutors have dropped an attempt to seize $107,000 from a North Carolina small business owner using asset forfeiture laws following several weeks of media scrutiny.
In a new video released Wednesday, former Texas governor and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry called for prison and sentencing reforms to reduce incarceration rates in the United States.
Passengers at several of the busiest airports in the United States complained that they felt “shocked,” “violated,” and “humiliated” by pat downs performed by Transportation Security Administration screeners, documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch show.
Joseph Rivers, a 22-year-old Michigan resident, was on his way to Los Angeles in April to fulfill his dream of becoming a music video producer, according to Rivers and his lawyer, when federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) boarded his Amtrak train during a stop in Albuquerque.
The Justice Department has requested that its inspector general conduct an independent investigation into allegations of quid pro quo hiring and wasteful spending at the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the department said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) Thursday.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed seven more Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department regarding former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails, the group announced Wednesday.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who left a 23-year-old UC San Diego student locked in a holding cell for five days without food or water received only light punishments, according to the Justice Department.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department Thursday seeking paperwork on Hillary Clinton’s request to use an iPad or iPhone for official government business while serving as secretary of state.
The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of thousands of emails from Lois Lerner—the government official at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal—told congressional investigators it has discovered 6,400 emails not previously turned over to Congress, CNN reports.
Under pressure from a bipartisan coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday he is willing to consider some cuts to federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, but that across-the-board cuts were off the table.