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  • DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

    The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

  • County, feds at odds over drug case payments

    Coconino County has offered to repay the U.S. Justice Department $700,000 it received for prosecuting drug trafficking cases after an audit found no proof of federal involvement in the cases.

  • Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden shows video and photographs from an hours' long protest over police shootings during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Albuquerque mayor asks DOJ to help with police

    Days after violent protests led officers to launch tear gas at hundreds of unruly demonstrators, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday requested the Justice Department to step in and help the city overhaul its troubled police force.

  • Wisconsin legislator settles open records lawsuit

    The state will pay $15,000 and a legislator will release more records from a conservative conference she attended to make an investigative group's lawsuit go away.

  • Wis. employees who delayed porn cases out of jobs

    A Wisconsin Justice Department agent and her supervisor have lost their jobs after an internal investigation found they let child pornography cases languish for months, allowing at least one suspect to allegedly sexually assault a child before he was apprehended, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday.

  • Former Ala. prison inmates describe abuse

    Like most preschoolers, the 3-year-old girl who lives in Montgomery is a whirl of energy. She sings and dances through the house and loves the cartoons "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins." She parrots back letters as her caretaker spells her name.

  • County attorney told to rebuild public trust

    Missoula County commissioners told County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg he needs to work to rebuild the public's trust in his office after a U.S. Department of Justice report said its investigators found an "institutionalized indifference to crimes of sexual violence" in the office.

  • Attorney general wants evidence in Missoula cases

    Montana's attorney general is asking the U.S. Justice Department to send him the evidence in sexual assault cases the agency believes the Missoula County attorney's office should have prosecuted but didn't.

  • Missoula County seeks ruling on DOJ investigation

    The Missoula County attorney is asking a federal judge to decide if the U.S. Department of Justice has the authority to investigate his office.

  • Missoula County OKs money for lawsuit against DOJ

    Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $50,000 to hire an outside attorney to challenge the authority of the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the way the county attorney's office handles sexual assault cases.

  • Missoula County offers settlement over rape cases

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula County attorney is proposing a settlement in the U.S. Department of Justice's effort to investigate the way his office handles sexual assault and rape cases.

  • An image of a firing squad contained in an ATF manual, warning of the consequences for employees who leak government secrets.

    ATF’s prescription for leaking secrets: A firing squad?

    EXCLUSIVE: The Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced suggesting federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.

  • House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to join other GOP House members for a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Some conservative Republicans want to shut down the government on Oct. 1 if that's what it takes to block the Obamacare health program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP wants Justice to change ruling on Louisiana vouchers

    House GOP leaders came to the defense of school-choice advocates Tuesday, calling on the Justice Department to reconsider its legal opposition to a popular school voucher program in Louisiana that gives some students from low-income families the chance to escape failing education systems.

  • **FILE** James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, listens March 12, 2013, to testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he testified about worldwide threats. (Associated Press)

    Eric Holder prodded by ethics group to probe Clapper claims

    A government watchdog group demanded Monday in a letter that Attorney General Eric Holder investigate James Clapper, accusing the intelligence head of lying about NSA intelligence collection practices during recent congressional testimony.

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